repentant

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

adjective

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

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. repel,
  2. repellant,
  3. repellent,
  4. repent,
  5. repentance,
  6. repentigny,
  7. repeople,
  8. repercussion,
  9. repercussive,
  10. reperepe

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 unrepentant

unrepentant

/ (ˌʌnrɪˈpɛntənt) /

adjective

not repentant or contrite

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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