Synonyms for penitential
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PENITENTIAL
He cannot even command the price of a penitential three-fingers of rye.
I could tell his intonation of a penitential psalm among a thousand.
In all the penitential discipline of the church also bond and free were on an equality.
It was a kind of penitential class for dunces during play‑time.
I learnt from the monk that he was a Trappist, and that he was making a penitential tour.
And these penitential exercises in detective work—what have they brought forth?
Consequently, the Senora had laid aside her penitential garments.
Every day, every hour, may afford matter for penitential sorrow.
What penitential attitude did he assume before Mr. Pickwick?
Penitential days are coming for the German Empire and for the German people.
c.1500, from Medieval Latin penitentialis, from Latin paenitentia "repentance" (see penitence).