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repentance

[ri-pen-tns, -pen-tuh ns] /rɪˈpɛn tns, -ˈpɛn təns/
noun
1.
deep sorrow, compunction, or contrition for a past sin, wrongdoing, or the like.
2.
regret for any past action.
Origin of repentance
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English repentaunce < Old French repentance. See repent1, -ance
Related forms
nonrepentance, noun
Synonyms
1. contriteness, penitence, remorse. 2. sorrow, qualms.
Antonyms
1. impenitence.
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British Dictionary definitions for repentance

repentance

/rɪˈpɛntəns/
noun
1.
remorse or contrition for one's past actions or sins
2.
an act or the process of being repentant; penitence
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Word Origin and History for repentance
n.

c.1300, from Old French repentance "penitence" (12c.), from present participle stem of repentir (see repent).

Repentance goes beyond feeling to express distinct purposes of turning from sin to righteousness; the Bible word most often translated repentance means a change of mental and spiritual attitude toward sin. [Century Dictionary]

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