repentance


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re·pen·tance

 (rĭ-pĕn′təns)
n.
1. The act or process of repenting.
2. Remorse or contrition for past conduct or sin. See Synonyms at penitence.

repentance

(rɪˈpɛntəns)
n
1. remorse or contrition for one's past actions or sins
2. an act or the process of being repentant; penitence

re•pent•ance

(rɪˈpɛn tns, -ˈpɛn təns)

n.
deep sorrow, compunction, or contrition for a past sin, wrongdoing, or error.
[1300–50; Middle English repentaunce < Old French repentance. See repent1, -ance]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.repentance - remorse for your past conductrepentance - remorse for your past conduct  
compunction, remorse, self-reproach - a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)

repentance

noun regret, guilt, grief, sorrow, remorse, contrition, compunction, penitence, self-reproach, sackcloth and ashes, sorriness They showed no repentance during their trial.
Quotations
"Repentance is the virtue of weak minds" [John Dryden The Indian Emperor]
"Amendment is repentance" [Thomas Fuller Gnomologia]
"Joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance" Bible: St. Luke

repentance

noun
A feeling of regret for one's sins or misdeeds:
Theology: attrition.
Translations
تَوْبَه، نَدامَه، أسَف
pokánílítost
angerbod
katumus
megbánás
iîrun

repentance

[rɪˈpentəns] Narrepentimiento m

repentance

[rɪˈpɛntəns] nrepentir m

repentance

nReue f

repentance

[rɪˈpɛntəns] n (frm) → pentimento

repent

(rəˈpent) verb
1. (especially in religion) to be sorry for one's past sins.
2. (with of) to wish that one had not done, made etc. He repented of his generosity.
reˈpentance noun
reˈpentant adjective
(negative unrepentant). a repentant sinner.
References in classic literature ?
Them I repented heartily of all my life past, but that repentance yielded me no satisfaction, no peace, no, not in the least, because, as I said to myself, it was repenting after the power of further sinning was taken away.
A hint, therefore, to awaken your sense of this matter, shall suffice; for I would inspire you with repentance, and not drive you to desperation.
He exclaimed with a too late repentance, "Wretched me
All that I can say I understood was this: "Seeing all these things have not brought thee to repentance, now thou shalt die;" at which words, I thought he lifted up the spear that was in his hand to kill me.
I implored her pardon; I assured her of my repentance and regret in words which did really come from my heart.
As sinful men, it is a lesson to us all, because it is a story of the sin, hard-heartedness, suddenly awakened fears, the swift punishment, repentance, prayers, and finally the deliverance and joy of Jonah.
Only do bring with you sincere repentance and trust in God, who orders all things for the best.
Frail and fallen as we are, we can rise on the wings of repentance from earth to heaven.
And if only fate would have sent him repentance--burning repentance that would have torn his heart and robbed him of sleep, that repentance, the awful agony of which brings visions of hanging or drowning
He satisfied his conscience by the more comfortable method of expressing his repentance only to the Almighty.
I found them to be the perfect isolation of prisoners - so that no one man in confinement there, knew anything about another; and the reduction of prisoners to a wholesome state of mind, leading to sincere contrition and repentance.
Oh," said the priest, "tell him there is one thing will make him the best minister in the world to his wife, and that is repentance; for none teach repentance like true penitents.