- not feeling regret about one's sin or sins; obdurate.
Origin of impenitent
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unrepentant, uncontrite, hardened.
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Examples from the Web for impenitence
He faced the future with a face flinty with pride and impenitence.Eugenics and Other Evils
G. K. Chesterton
This grief of heart proves that thou hast not sealed me up in impenitence.The Power of Faith
Other evils that shall fall upon the Jews for their impenitence.
Who more sorry for the righteous and necessary doom which the impenitence of heartlessness drags down upon itself?Heart
Martin Farquhar Tupper
To be willing to be damned, implies a willingness to disobey God, refuse his grace, and continue in unbelief and impenitence!Sermons on Various Important Subjects
- not sorry or penitent; unrepentant
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Word Origin and History for impenitence
1620s, from Latin impaenitentia, from impaenitens (see impenitent). Impenitency is from 1560s.
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