Attrite vs. Attrit - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Attrite (adjective)

    regretful of one's wrongdoing merely due to fear of punishment (compare contrite)

  • Attrite (adjective)

    worn by rubbing or friction

  • Attrit (verb)

    To wear down through attrition, especially mechanical attrition

  • Attrit (verb)

    To engage in attrition; to quit or drop out

  • Attrit (verb)

    To be reduced in quantity through attrition

  • Attrit (verb)

    To lose, or to kill troops by attrition due to sustained firepower

  • Attrit (noun)

    One who voluntarily or involuntarily leaves a company; a termed employee

Oxford Dictionary

  • Attrite (adjective)

    Worn or ground down by rubbing, scraping, etc.

  • Attrite (adjective)

    Theology. Feeling or expressing attrition. Contrasted with contrite.

  • Attrit (verb)

    wear down (an opponent or enemy) by sustained action

    "his defense was designed to attrit us"

Webster Dictionary

  • Attrite (adjective)

    Rubbed; worn by friction.

  • Attrite (adjective)

    Repentant from fear of punishment; having attrition of grief for sin; - opposed to contrite.

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