repentant

[ ri-pen-tnt, -pen-tuh nt ]
/ rɪˈpɛn tnt, -ˈpɛn tənt /

adjective

repenting; penitent; experiencing repentance.
characterized by or showing repentance: a repentant mood.

Origin of repentant

1250–1300; Middle English repentaunt < Old French repentant (present participle of repentir). See repent1, -ant
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repentant

/ (rɪˈpɛntənt) /

adjective

reproaching oneself for one's past actions or sins; contrite
characterized by or proceeding from a sense of contritiona repentant heart; his repentant words
Derived Formsrepentantly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for repentant

repentant


adj.

early 13c., from Old French repentant "penitent" (12c.), present participle of repentir (see repent).

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