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See definition of atoning on Dictionary.com
  • as inapologetic
  • as incompensating
  • as inpenitent
  • as inrepentant

synonyms for atoning

  • conciliatory
  • contrite
  • regretful
  • remorseful
  • repentant
  • sorry
  • attritional
  • compunctious
  • expiatory
  • explanatory
  • on one's knees
  • penitent
  • penitential
  • propitiatory
  • rueful
  • self-effacing
  • self-incriminating
  • supplicating
  • adjusting
  • balanced
  • balancing
  • settling
  • compensatory
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antonyms for atoning

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  • happy
  • unrepentant
  • defiant
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    How to use atoning in a sentence

    Its leisurely evolutions were irritating, but at last it moved forward with atoning rapidity and the fight was on.
    THE COLLECTED WORKS OF AMBROSE BIERCEAMBROSE BIERCE
    From the feast He goes straightway to this lonely garden, and there begins His dread atoning work.
    EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEWJOHN MONRO GIBSON
    Never was the love of the Father deeper and stronger than when His Son was offering up the all-atoning sacrifice.
    EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEWJOHN MONRO GIBSON
    When the high-priest had performed the atoning rites, he was not permitted to stay within.
    THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWSTHOMAS CHARLES EDWARDS
    The two notions of ratifying the covenant and atoning for sin cannot be separated.
    THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWSTHOMAS CHARLES EDWARDS
    Biographers of the Duke mention his power of going for hours without food, and then atoning for his abstinence by a hearty meal.
    THE LETTERS OF THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON TO MISS J. 1834-1851DUKE OF WELLINGTON
    The reference to the sin-offering in the eleventh verse is made in order to show that it was a type of Christs atoning death.
    THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWSTHOMAS CHARLES EDWARDS
    Try to feel, I will not say happy, but stronger in the thought that your punishment is atoning for your past every hour.
    MEMOIRS OF ARTHUR HAMILTON, B. A. OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGEARTHUR CHRISTOPHER BENSON
    But, amidst my present 'compunctious visitings,' I thought of atoning for my former rebellions by one heroic act of submission.
    DISCIPLINEMARY BRUNTON
    Thus, the atoning sacrifice was no usual death of an ordinary man, but the decease of One who had the power to live.
    THE VITALITY OF MORMONISM--BRIEF ESSAYSJAMES E. TALMAGE
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    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    capacitor

    WORDS RELATED TO ATONING

    • atoning
    • attritional
    • compunctious
    • conciliatory
    • contrite
    • expiatory
    • explanatory
    • on one's knees
    • penitent
    • penitential
    • propitiatory
    • regretful
    • remorseful
    • repentant
    • rueful
    • self-effacing
    • self-incriminating
    • sorry
    • supplicating
    • adjusting
    • atoning
    • balanced
    • balancing
    • compensatory
    • settling
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.