Associations to the word «Sackcloth»


SACKCLOTH, noun. A coarse hessian style of cloth used to make sacks.
SACKCLOTH, noun. (Usually paired with 'ashes'), garments worn as an act of penance. Now often used figuratively.

Dictionary definition

SACKCLOTH, noun. A garment made of coarse sacking; formerly worn as an indication of remorse.
SACKCLOTH, noun. A coarse cloth resembling sacking.

Wise words

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