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  • adj.penitent
  • adj.sorry

synonyms for repentant

  • apologetic
  • contrite
  • regretful
  • remorseful
  • atoning
  • compunctious
  • sorry
See also synonyms for: unrepentant
  • contrite
  • regretful
  • remorseful
  • penitent
  • rueful
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antonyms for repentant

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  • impenitent
  • unrepentant
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How to use repentant in a sentence

Church leaders could choose to restrict her membership if she is considered repentant enough.
MORMON SEX THERAPIST FACES DISCIPLINE AND POSSIBLE EXPULSION FROM THE LDS CHURCHSARAH PULLIAM BAILEYAPRIL 16, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Angelo, dear, she said in repentant  tone; I am sorry I pained you this afternoon; but I am jealous, so jealous of you.
THE FIFTH STRING  JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
On hearing this repentant cry, Madame Bastien reproached herself for her tears.
THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
What saint, or repentant sinner had dragged out his days here when this was a cell in a monastery?
THE LIGHT THAT LURESPERCY BREBNER
The alarm sound typifies the sorrow which a repentant man feels for his misconduct and his earnest determination to reform.
HEBRAIC LITERATURE; TRANSLATIONS FROM THE TALMUD, MIDRASHIM AND KABBALAVARIOUS
The last sound is the pure sound again, which typifies a sincere resolve to keep the repentant heart incorrupt.
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Dying speech for death at hands of injured husband (repentant).
THE NAPOLEON OF NOTTING HILLGILBERT K. CHESTERTON
No, no; she was a repentant sinner seeking the grace of God.
A GERMAN POMPADOURMARIE HAY
In his mind's eye he had seen himself in the palace of his fathers with a nation repentant at his feet.
THE YEOMAN ADVENTURERGEORGE W. GOUGH
Knowing that the indignation of her mother was just, she meekly hung her head like a repentant sinner at the bar of justice.
FILE NO. 113EMILE GABORIAU
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO REPENTANT

  • 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.