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repentant

[ ri-pen-tnt, -pen-tuhnt ]
/ rɪˈpɛn tnt, -ˈpɛn tənt /
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adjective
repenting; penitent; experiencing repentance.
characterized by or showing repentance: a repentant mood.
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Origin of repentant

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

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British Dictionary definitions for repentant

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 forms of repentant

repentantly, adverb
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