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repentant

[ri-pen-tnt, -pen-tuh nt]
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adjective
  1. repenting; penitent; experiencing repentance.
  2. 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
Related formsre·pent·ant·ly, adverbhalf-re·pent·ant, adjectivenon·re·pent·ant, adjectivenon·re·pent·ant·ly, adverbun·re·pent·ant, adjectiveun·re·pent·ant·ly, adverb
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  • "I've no thought of going without my breakfast," said Mary unrepentantly.

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    Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton


British Dictionary definitions for unrepentantly

repentant

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

repentant

adj.

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

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