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 for contriteness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Contriteness \Con"trite`ness\, n.
     Deep sorrow and penitence for sin; contrition.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  contriteness
      n 1: sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation [syn:
           attrition, contrition, contriteness]

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