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Synonyms for penitency

noun penitence

More words related to penitency

compunction

noun. regret, sorrow
  • attrition
  • conscience
  • contrition
  • misgiving
  • penitence
  • penitency
  • pity
  • punctiliousness
  • qualm
  • reluctance
  • remorse
  • repentance
  • rue
  • ruth
  • second thoughts
  • shame
  • stab of conscience
  • sympathy

contrition

noun. regret

remorse

noun. guilty or bad conscience

remorsefulness

noun. penitence

repentance

noun. feeling bad for past action
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