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synonyms for repentance

  • contrition
  • grief
  • guilt
  • penitence
  • regret
  • remorse
  • sorrow
  • attrition
  • compunction
  • conscience
  • contriteness
  • rue
  • ruth
  • self-reproach
  • sorriness
  • penitency

antonyms for repentance

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  • happiness
  • satisfaction
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How to use repentance in a sentence

A Family Grieves After the Buffalo ShootingAs a nation, we may consider repair, but repentance means to “turn away.”
AMERICA INSISTS IT IS GREAT. IT SHOULD WORK ON BEING DECENTTAYLOR HARRISJULY 2, 2022TIME
Muslims believe that fasting develops submission to God, empathy with the poor and repentance and gives time for spiritual introspection.
FASTING MAY HAVE BECOME A HEALTH FAD, BUT RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES HAVE BEEN DOING IT FOR MILLENNIALGBTQ-EDITORJULY 30, 2021NO STRAIGHT NEWS
They carried megaphones and signs about repentance and damnation, but once the restaurant’s staff blasted Gaga’s “Born This Way” on the patio speakers the crowd began to disperse.
OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM ENDS WITH A QUESTION. LADY GAGA ANSWERED IT AS BEST SHE COULD.CHRIS RICHARDSJANUARY 20, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Only much later, after Anne Sullivan had taught to her to sign using English, had Keller “realized what I had done, and for the first time I felt repentance and sorrow.”
FIVE SCIENTISTS ON THE HEROES WHO CHANGED THEIR LIVES - ISSUE 93: FORERUNNERSALAN LIGHTMAN, HOPE JAHREN, ROBERT SAPOLSKY,DECEMBER 2, 2020NAUTILUS
By 2018, he was eager to demonstrate his repentance, while Daines, two years away from his own reelection bid, was eager to help him.
WANT TO WIN IN MONTANA? IT'S THE ENVIRONMENT, STUPID.ELLIOTT D. WOODSOCTOBER 28, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
From mere regrets he was passing now, through dismay, into utter repentance of his promise.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Henoch pleased God, and was translated into paradise, that he may give repentance to the nations.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
And remorse without one grain of honest repentance pierced his heart.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
I had not prayed openly before, now when I was nearing death it was no time for a hurried repentance and a stammered prayer.
PRIVATE PEATHAROLD R. PEAT
His grandfather had repented, but who was to preach repentance unto these?
THE HEIR OF REDCLYFFECHARLOTTE M. YONGE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO REPENTANCE

  • contriteness
  • penance
  • penitence
  • remorse
  • remorsefulness
  • repentance
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.