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unregenerate

[uhn-ri-jen-er-it] /ˌʌn rɪˈdʒɛn ər ɪt/
adjective, Also, unregenerated
[uhn-ri-jen-uh-rey-tid] /ˌʌn rɪˈdʒɛn əˌreɪ tɪd/ (Show IPA)
1.
not regenerate; not renewed in heart and mind or reborn in spirit; unrepentant:
an unregenerate sinner.
2.
refusing to believe in the existence of God:
an unregenerate atheist; an unregenerate skeptic.
3.
unconvinced by or unconverted to a particular religion, sect, or movement; unreconstructed.
4.
persisting in the holding of prior convictions; opposing new ideas, causes, etc.; stubborn; obstinate:
an unregenerate reactionary.
5.
not reformed; wicked; sinful; profligate; dissolute:
an unregenerate way of life.
noun
6.
an unregenerate person.
Origin of unregenerate
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15; un-1 + regenerate
Related forms
unregeneracy
[uhn-ri-jen-er-uh-see] /ˌʌn rɪˈdʒɛn ər ə si/ (Show IPA),
noun
unregenerately, adverb
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  • And he turned from me fully convinced, I believe, that I was an unregenerate rogue.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • I knew his views; perhaps I had shared them in some measure in my unregenerate days.

    Man and Maid Elinor Glyn
  • Droop had yielded to his thirst and was again sleeping the sleep of the unregenerate.

    The Panchronicon Harold Steele Mackaye
  • A corrupt, unregenerate heart, which is a hotbed and nursery of the devil.

    Sanctification J. W. Byers
  • They were, in a word, the owner of elephants and the unregenerate Dick.

    Her Ladyship's Elephant David Dwight Wells
  • The world, self, sin—these be the gods of the unregenerate soul.

    The Mind of Jesus John R. Macduff
  • He neither counts them as perfect nor repudiates them as unregenerate.

  • The unregenerate man could never rejoice in the divine holiness.

  • Yea, is it a whit better in the case of any unregenerate man on earth?

    Elijah the Tishbite C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
British Dictionary definitions for unregenerate

unregenerate

/ˌʌnrɪˈdʒɛnərɪt/
adjective
1.
unrepentant; unreformed
2.
obstinately adhering to one's own views
noun
3.
an unregenerate person
Derived Forms
unregeneracy, noun
unregenerately, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unregenerate
adj.

1610s, from un- (1) "not" + regenerate (adj.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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