repentant


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re·pen·tant

 (rĭ-pĕn′tənt)
adj.
Characterized by or demonstrating repentance; penitent.

re·pen′tant·ly adv.

repentant

(rɪˈpɛntənt)
adj
1. reproaching oneself for one's past actions or sins; contrite
2. characterized by or proceeding from a sense of contrition: a repentant heart; his repentant words.
reˈpentantly adv

re•pent•ant

(rɪˈpɛn tnt, -ˈpɛn tənt)

adj.
1. experiencing repentance; penitent.
2. characterized by or showing repentance.
[1250–1300; Middle English repentaunt < Old French repentant, present participle of repentir]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.repentant - feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
ashamed - feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse; "are you ashamed for having lied?"; "felt ashamed of my torn coat"
regretful, sorry, bad - feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone; "felt regretful over his vanished youth"; "regretful over mistakes she had made"; "he felt bad about breaking the vase"
impenitent, unremorseful, unrepentant - not penitent or remorseful

repentant

repentant

adjective
1. Feeling or expressing regret for one's sins or misdeeds:
2. Expressing or inclined to express an apology:
Translations
تائِب، نادِم
kající
iîrandi

repentant

[rɪˈpentənt] ADJarrepentido

repentant

[rɪˈpɛntənt] adj [person] (gen)repentant(e); [criminal] → repenti(e)

repentant

adj look, expressionreuig, reuevoll; he was very repentantes reute ihn sehr; to feel repentantReue empfinden; a repentant sinnerein reuiger Sünder

repentant

[rɪˈpɛntənt] adj (frm) → pentito/a

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 ?
In good time, nevertheless, as the ardor of youth declines; as years and dumps increase; as reflection lends her solemn pauses; in short, as a general lassitude overtakes the sated Turk; then a love of ease and virtue supplants the love for maidens; our Ottoman enters upon the impotent, repentant, admonitory stage of life, forswears, disbands the harem, and grown to an exemplary, sulky old soul, goes about all alone among the meridians and parallels saying his prayers, and warning each young Leviathan from his amorous errors.
As to the worthy convive of the preceding evening, he was carefully gathered up from the hunter's couch on which he lay, repentant and supine, and, being packed upon one of the horses, was hurried forward with the convoy, groaning and ejaculating at every jolt.
A month later, Mademoiselle Stangerson returned to her father, repentant, her heart dead within her, hoping only one thing: that she would never again see her husband, the horrible Ballmeyer.
I will tell her that you are repentant, and will do anything to gain her love again; that you are sad, and long to be forgiven.
exclaimed the repentant Betts--"FEEL it all, dearest, dearest Mademoiselle Hennequin; and I hope this exquisite work, this refined taste brought all the comfort and reward you had a right to anticipate.
She can play the repentant wife, or resort to the primeval profession of her sex.
It was dark when supper was ready, and still no sign of Anne, coming hurriedly over the log bridge or up Lover's Lane, breathless and repentant with a sense of neglected duties.
Accordingly, a few months after your departure for Ingolstadt, Justine was called home by her repentant mother.
Therefore, sire, your Majesty sees that they are come, quite contrite and repentant, to offer you their excuses.
You are unjust; I found him sincerely repentant," observed the prince, after listening for a time.
And now, if you are truly repentant, come and record.
de Lautrec had been recently engaged with the Great Captain Gonzalo Fernandez de Cordova in the kingdom of Naples, whither her too late repentant lover had repaired.