sackcloth

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A coarse hessian style of cloth used to make sacks
garments worn as an act of penance. Now often used figuratively

After he realised the gravity of his crime he spent some time wearing sackcloth and ashes.

{n} a cloth used for sacks or mourning
a garment made of coarse sacking; formerly worn as an indication of remorse
a coarse cloth resembling sacking
{i} coarse fabric used to make sacks; garment made from coarse fabric and worn as a sign of mourning or repentance
If you talk about sackcloth or sackcloth and ashes you are referring to an exaggerated attempt by someone to show that they are sorry for doing something wrong
Linen or cotton cloth such as sacks are made of; coarse cloth; anciently, a cloth or garment worn in mourning, distress, mortification, or penitence
Sackcloth is rough woven material that is used to make sacks. He kept the club wrapped in sackcloth. = hessian
a coarse cloth resembling sacking a garment made of coarse sacking; formerly worn as an indication of remorse
sackcloth and ashes
a display of extreme remorse or repentance or grief
in sackcloth and ashes
in mourning
sackcloths
plural of sackcloth
sackcloth