[ ri-pen-tns, -pen-tuhns ]
/ rɪˈpɛn tns, -ˈpɛn təns /
deep sorrow, compunction, or contrition for a past sin, wrongdoing, or the like.
regret for any past action.
The Meaning of “Rosh Hashana”Today is Rosh Hashana, the day that marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year. At sunset today, families and friends will gather to pray and then eat the traditional honey and apples, which symbolize the hope for a sweet new year. Rosh Hashana comes from Hebrew and most simply put means “beginning of the year.” Why isn’t the Jewish New Year on December 31st? The Hebrews used …
regret, penitence, sorrow, contrition, grief, guilt, remorse, conscience, compunction, rue, contriteness, attrition, ruth, self-reproach, sorriness
Origin of repentance
SYNONYMS FOR repentance
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/ (rɪˈpɛntəns) /
remorse or contrition for one's past actions or sins
an act or the process of being repentant; penitence
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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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