impenitent

[im-pen-i-tuhnt]
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adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. impendent,
  2. impending,
  3. impenetrability,
  4. impenetrable,
  5. impenitence,
  6. impennate,
  7. imper.,
  8. imperatival,
  9. imperative,
  10. imperator

Origin of impenitent

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

SYNONYMS FOR impenitent
Related formsim·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 impenitently

impenitent

adjective

not sorry or penitent; unrepentant
Derived Formsimpenitence, impenitence or impenitentness, nounimpenitently, adverb

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Word Origin and History for impenitently

impenitent

adj.

early 15c., from Latin impaenitentem, from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + paenitens (see penitence).

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