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synonyms for penitence

  • contrition
  • penance
  • repentance
  • anguish
  • attrition
  • compunction
  • contriteness
  • debasement
  • degradation
  • distress
  • grief
  • humiliation
  • qualm
  • regret
  • remorse
  • rue
  • ruefulness
  • ruth
  • sadness
  • scruple
  • self-condemnation
  • self-flagellation
  • self-punishment
  • self-reproach
  • humbling
  • remorsefulness
  • self-castigation
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antonyms for penitence

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  • approval
  • comfort
  • contentedness
  • elevation
  • happiness
  • joy
  • satisfaction
  • shamelessness
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How to use penitence in a sentence

Let them retire from public life and reflect with penitence on what we have seen today.
THE CAPITOL MOB IMAGES SHOULDN’T SURPRISE YOU. OPEN INSURRECTION WAS ALWAYS WHERE WE WERE HEADED.PHILIP KENNICOTTJANUARY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
She had no penitence, no consciousness of error or offence; no knowledge of any one circumstance but that he was gone.
RUTHELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL
There were other rebellions against God during this time of penitence.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
My tears are not those of penitence; I do not weep for my sinfulness; I can neither think nor feel in this confusion.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
He left him, however, showing very little evidence of penitence, and entertaining for him very little hope.
CHARLES DURANTHE AUTHOR OF THE WALDOS
Thus we have seven different degrees of penitence, and he who neglects them all must suffer in the world to come.
HEBRAIC LITERATURE; TRANSLATIONS FROM THE TALMUD, MIDRASHIM AND KABBALAVARIOUS
In the first place I do not want to seem to confess my sins with a penitence I am very doubtful if I feel.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
The inessentials of his passionate religion faded away in the strength and beauty of God's acceptation of his penitence.
SINISTER STREET, VOL. 1COMPTON MACKENZIE
She was as humble in her penitence as if she had been grievously at fault.
MARY WOLLSTONECRAFTELIZABETH ROBINS PENNELL
This sin, I must with penitence confess, I did indeed commit.
ANGLING SKETCHESANDREW LANG
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PENITENCE

  • contriteness
  • penance
  • penitence
  • remorse
  • remorsefulness
  • repentance
  • attrition
  • conscience
  • contrition
  • misgiving
  • penitence
  • penitency
  • pity
  • punctiliousness
  • qualm
  • reluctance
  • remorse
  • repentance
  • rue
  • ruth
  • shame
  • stab of conscience
  • sympathy
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