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adjective Also un·re·gen·er·at·ed [uhn-ri-jen-uh-rey-tid] /ˌʌn rɪˈdʒɛn əˌreɪ tɪd/.
  1. not regenerate; not renewed in heart and mind or reborn in spirit; unrepentant: an unregenerate sinner.
  2. refusing to believe in the existence of God: an unregenerate atheist; an unregenerate skeptic.
  3. unconvinced by or unconverted to a particular religion, sect, or movement; unreconstructed.
  4. persisting in the holding of prior convictions; opposing new ideas, causes, etc.; stubborn; obstinate: an unregenerate reactionary.
  5. not reformed; wicked; sinful; profligate; dissolute: an unregenerate way of life.
  1. an unregenerate person.

Origin of unregenerate

First recorded in 1605–15; un-1 + regenerate
Related formsun·re·gen·er·a·cy [uhn-ri-jen-er-uh-see] /ˌʌn rɪˈdʒɛn ər ə si/, nounun·re·gen·er·ate·ly, adverb
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Contemporary Examples of unregenerate

Historical Examples of unregenerate

  • And he turned from me fully convinced, I believe, that I was an unregenerate rogue.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • I knew his views; perhaps I had shared them in some measure in my unregenerate days.

    Man and Maid

    Elinor Glyn

  • Droop had yielded to his thirst and was again sleeping the sleep of the unregenerate.

    The Panchronicon

    Harold Steele Mackaye

  • A corrupt, unregenerate heart, which is a hotbed and nursery of the devil.


    J. W. Byers

  • They were, in a word, the owner of elephants and the unregenerate Dick.

    Her Ladyship's Elephant

    David Dwight Wells

British Dictionary definitions for unregenerate


adjective Also: unregenerated
  1. unrepentant; unreformed
  2. obstinately adhering to one's own views
  1. an unregenerate person
Derived Formsunregeneracy, noununregenerately, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unregenerate

1610s, from un- (1) "not" + regenerate (adj.).

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