meaning of attrite

attrite meaning in General Dictionary

Rubbed donned by friction

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  • Rubbed; worn by friction.
  • Repentant from concern with discipline; having attrition of grief for sin; -- against contrite.

attrite meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"worn down," 1620s, from Latin attritus, previous participle of atterere (see attrition).


attrite meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Rubbed; worn by rubbing.

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  • (a.) Repentant from concern with discipline; having attrition of grief for sin; -- opposed to contrite.