Contrite – Being sorry and feeling guilty for something bad that you have done
The content of her speech was right (contrite) – she expressed sorrow and admitted guilt for her past actions.
Examples of contrite in a sentence
She was contrite the morning after her angry outburst.
He looked so contrite that for a moment she nearly believed he really was sorry about what he had said.
I received a contrite telephone call from the store, saying there had been a mistake.