Associations to the word «Sackcloth»

Wiktionary

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

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope