unregenerate

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un·re·gen·er·ate

 (ŭn′rĭ-jĕn′ər-ĭt)
adj.
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.
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unregenerate

(ˌʌnrɪˈdʒɛnərɪt)
adj
1. unrepentant; unreformed
2. obstinately adhering to one's own views
n
an unregenerate person
ˌunreˈgeneracy n
ˌunreˈgenerately adv
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un•re•gen•er•ate

(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.
n.
5. an unregenerate person.
[1605–15]
un`re•gen′er•ate•ly, adv.
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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
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Translations

unregenerate

[ˈʌnrɪˈdʒenərɪt] ADJempedernido
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unregenerate

adj (= unrepentant)reu(e)los, nicht reuig; (= unreformed)unbekehrbar; (= stubborn) reactionaryhartnäckig; (= wicked) lifesündig
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References in periodicals archive ?
"I'm an unregenerable (sic) speck of cancer that needs to be excised from humanity before I grow into something darker."
"I'm an unregenerable (sic) speck of cancer that needs to be excised from humanity before I grow into something darker." In 2002, Cobb and a friend robbed a convenience store that led to them kidnapping three employees, shooting one dead.
Crisp had disjoined law from grace, and sanctification from justification, therein making the redeemed unregenerable, a company of "grosse and graceless sinners"; and for all the "comfort" that he had taught, he had also disdained "duty," and so, as Anthony Burgess put it, turned "the grace of God into licentiousnesse." (128)