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impenitent

[ im-pen-i-tuhnt ]
/ ɪmˈpɛn ɪ tənt /
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adjective

not feeling regret about one's sin or sins; obdurate.

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Origin of impenitent

1525–35; <Late Latin impaenitent- (stem of impaenitēns) unrepentant. See im-2, penitent

OTHER WORDS FROM impenitent

im·pen·i·tence, im·pen·i·ten·cy, im·pen·i·tent·ness, nounim·pen·i·tent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for impenitent

impenitent
/ (ɪmˈpɛnɪtənt) /

adjective

not sorry or penitent; unrepentant

Derived forms of impenitent

impenitence, impenitence or impenitentness, nounimpenitently, adverb
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