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1. Not spiritually or morally reformed; sinful or unrepentant.
2. Persistently unwilling to accept change; obstinate: "a senator who had been an unregenerate foe to woman suffrage" (Lillian Faderman).

un′re·gen′er·a·ble adj.
un′re·gen′er·a·cy (-ə-sē) n.
un′re·gen′er·ate·ly adv.


1. unrepentant; unreformed
2. obstinately adhering to one's own views
an unregenerate person
ˌunreˈgeneracy n
ˌunreˈgenerately adv


(ˌʌn rɪˈdʒɛn ər ɪt)

adj. Also, un`re•gen′er•at`ed (-əˌreɪ tɪd)
1. not regenerate; unrepentant: an unregenerate sinner.
2. unconvinced by or unconverted to a particular religion, sect, or movement.
3. opposing new ideas, causes, etc.; obstinate; unyielding.
4. wicked; sinful; dissolute: an unregenerate life.
5. an unregenerate person.
un`re•gen′er•ate•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unregenerate - tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
uncompromising, inflexible, sturdy - not making concessions; "took an uncompromising stance in the peace talks"; "uncompromising honesty"
disobedient - not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority; "disobedient children"
intractable - not tractable; difficult to manage or mold; "an intractable disposition"; "intractable pain"; "the most intractable issue of our era"; "intractable metal"
2.unregenerate - not reformed morally or spiritually; "unregenerate human nature"; "unregenerate conservatism"
lost - spiritually or physically doomed or destroyed; "lost souls"; "a lost generation"; "a lost ship"; "the lost platoon"
impenitent, unremorseful, unrepentant - not penitent or remorseful
regenerate - reformed spiritually or morally; "a regenerate sinner"; "regenerate by redemption from error or decay"
3.unregenerate - unrepentant and incapable of being reformed; "an unregenerate criminal"
incorrigible - impervious to correction by punishment


[ˈʌnrɪˈdʒenərɪt] ADJempedernido


adj (= unrepentant)reu(e)los, nicht reuig; (= unreformed)unbekehrbar; (= stubborn) reactionaryhartnäckig; (= wicked) lifesündig
References in classic literature ?
It was so evidently a wicked thing to spend one's pennies for drink, when the working class was wandering in darkness, and waiting to be delivered; the price of a glass of beer would buy fifty copies of a leaflet, and one could hand these out to the unregenerate, and then get drunk upon the thought of the good that was being accomplished.
It is this gradual humanising of the divine female that brings about the spiritualising of the unregenerate male.
Whether it was Christian charity or unregenerate good nature--what it was, in the background of his soul--I don't pretend to say; but Newman's last thought was that of course he would let the Bellegardes go.
He who had wrought her undoing was now on the side of the Spirit, while she remained unregenerate.
Neither, thou unregenerate villain," cried the priest, laughing.
Some of the unregenerate, including Dan, were shaking with suppressed laughter, but most of the people looked as if they were afraid to smile, lest their turn should come next.
For my own part, knowing Rachel's spirit to have been essentially unregenerate from her childhood upwards, I was prepared for whatever my aunt could tell me on the subject of her daughter.
The careless unregenerate person, therefore, even if a peer of the realm or a clergyman of the established church, was in the same spiritual position as an African pagan or a Hindu idolator--functionally, such people were "heathen.
In the hands of Ariosto and Spenser, the wild man betokens a human possibility, that of a rational creature falling prey to animal passion; in this sense the wild man undergoes--not performs--a pre-historic devolution, the momentary return to the unregenerate condition of error.
In one undated pamphlet, he remarked, "Not that the people here are different from others; they are essentially the same as unregenerate humanity anywhere.
So others have preferred, Through hard resolve and soft heart, to live Among the mean and lazy, furtive Stupid ones; and to reform the plan; Or else with hands and brains boldly To cure the sick; never deterred By unregenerate man.
In Borella's perspective, the Lutheran refusal to ascribe the merit of good works to the faithful through whom they are carried out or to impute any new quality of the heart to the justified amounts to the denial that any real renewal takes place; the nominally "regenerate" continue to live out essentially unregenerate lives behind a kind of smokescreen or "mantle" provided by Christ.