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Not penitent; unrepentant.

im·pen′i·tence n.
im·pen′i·tent n.
im·pen′i·tent·ly adv.
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impenitence, impenitency

lack of repentance or contrition for sins committed. — impenitent, n., adj.
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Noun1.impenitence - the trait of refusing to repent
bullheadedness, pigheadedness, self-will, stubbornness, obstinacy, obstinance - resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
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[ɪmˈpenɪtəns] Nimpenitencia f
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References in classic literature ?
I knew to whom the impenitence would appeal when he had heard the story, and I was not mistaken.
Political correctness, and the collective tendencies it epitomizes, have given way to a new normal of exclusion, polarization, impenitence and more wide-open speech." Populist parties have essentially transformed this artificial problem and misrepresentation of political correctness into a powerful discourse tool, through the use of social media platforms, for galvanizing their base and spreading hate speech, racism, bigotry and ultimately (veiled) calls to violence against the other--mainly visible minorities, migrants and refugees (Jakubowicz 2017, Trindade 2018).
Al-Quds reported Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki stating in this regard Palestine would confront UK??1/4??s impenitence, filing lawsuits against it in British and European courts.
It is true that the deliberate refusal to repent can lead to "final impenitence and eternal loss," according to the catechism.
In the next scene, her younger daughter, Fiona, in preparation for her confirmation, can't remember the sixth sin of the Holy Spirit: final impenitence. Is Jackie able to repent and become the good and saintly person she wants to be?
(5.1.1-4) The word "penitence" is absent from Tyndale, Geneva, and the other English translations, which prefer "repent" and "repentance." Shakespeare's passage seems closest to Rheims Acts 3.19, "Be penitent therefore, and convert, that your sins may be put out." Rheims has over twenty variations of "penitence" such as "penitent," "penitents," and "impenitence."
Although reviewers, critics and users were not impressed with Apple's impenitence, there is a theory behind not improving the megapixel count but tweaking the software advancements.
76r/ resolved, and presumptuous disobedience against his known Laws, impenitence after sins comitted; And (c) a loose and ungoverned habit (d) of thoughts & secret deliberate Motions of the will as being Under no Law, these and such of these are contrary to that Natural law given to Man that respects the Glorious God;