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  • nounreparation for wrong
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Synonyms for penance

noun reparation for wrong
  • absolution
  • atonement
  • contrition
  • forgiveness
  • penitence
  • remorse
  • repentance
  • retribution
  • attrition
  • compensation
  • compunction
  • confession
  • expiation
  • mortification
  • penalty
  • punishment
  • purgation
  • rue
  • ruth
  • self-flagellation
  • shrift
  • sorrow
  • suffering
  • hair shirt
  • remorsefulness
  • sackcloth and ashes

Antonyms for penance

  • happiness
  • joy
  • reward
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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mea culpa

interjection. guilt acknowledgment

mea culpa

noun. guilt acknowledgment
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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