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synonyms for penitent

  • repentant
  • abject
  • apologetic
  • atoning
  • attritional
  • compunctious
  • conscience-stricken
  • contrite
  • penitential
  • regretful
  • remorseful
  • rueful
  • sorry

antonyms for penitent

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  • happy
  • unashamed
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How to use penitent in a sentence

The administrator’s caravan charted a penitent itinerary along the Gulf Coast, calling on communities of color that the EPA has historically failed to protect.
THE EPA ADMINISTRATOR VISITED CANCER-CAUSING AIR POLLUTION HOT SPOTS HIGHLIGHTED BY PROPUBLICA AND PROMISED REFORMSBY AVA KOFMANNOVEMBER 24, 2021PROPUBLICA
They are unquestionably penitent now; but then, you know, they have the recollection of very recent suffering fresh upon them.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
Note that the penitent is here supposed to address his own parish-priest.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
In this capacity, he assisted at the public confession of his penitent, Mme. Graslin, in the summer of 1844.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
It was also, probably, designed as a protest against the rigour of the Novatians in refusing reconciliation to penitent apostates.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
Discussions of the relative merits of The Fair Penitent and its source have been almost invariably acrimonious.
THE FATAL DOWRYPHILIP MASSINGER
In spite of his words and his elaborately penitent expression, Clara only partially understood him.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
The first figure which appears is a veiled penitent bearing the standard of the Sodality.
BELGIUMGEORGE W. T. (GEORGE WILLIAM THOMSON) OMOND
Only one boy sympathised with him, but he did so deeply—poor little penitent Vernon.
ERIC, OR LITTLE BY LITTLEFREDERIC W. FARRAR
The penitent man said his prayers this morning and vowed on his knees humility and a new life.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
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WORDS RELATED TO PENITENT

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