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 classic literature ?
It is this gradual humanising of the divine female that brings about the spiritualising of the unregenerate male.
"Neither, thou unregenerate villain," cried the priest, laughing.
Do you think it's because I'm really bad and unregenerate?"
He who had wrought her undoing was now on the side of the Spirit, while she remained unregenerate. And, as in the legend, it had resulted that her Cyprian image had suddenly appeared upon his alter, whereby the fire of the priest had been well nigh extinguished.
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.
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.
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.
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 gang at Fox News might want to ponder the following statement: 'A magistrate ought not to tender an oath to an unregenerate man ...
The Doomsday Clock will then be ticking for an unregenerate nation.
"Martin Amis, unregenerate, is determined to send us plummeting into darkness," the New York Times review wrote ominously.
They insulted us so much -- we were unregenerate gringos and yanquis and other unmentionables -- that you had to know we were important in their lives.