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unregenerate

[uhn-ri-jen-er-it] /ˌʌn rɪˈdʒɛn ər ɪt/
adjective, Also, unregenerated
[uhn-ri-jen-uh-rey-tid] /ˌʌn rɪˈdʒɛn əˌreɪ tɪd/ (Show IPA)
1.
not regenerate; not renewed in heart and mind or reborn in spirit; unrepentant:
an unregenerate sinner.
2.
refusing to believe in the existence of God:
an unregenerate atheist; an unregenerate skeptic.
3.
unconvinced by or unconverted to a particular religion, sect, or movement; unreconstructed.
4.
persisting in the holding of prior convictions; opposing new ideas, causes, etc.; stubborn; obstinate:
an unregenerate reactionary.
5.
not reformed; wicked; sinful; profligate; dissolute:
an unregenerate way of life.
noun
6.
an unregenerate person.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; un-1 + regenerate
Related forms
unregeneracy
[uhn-ri-jen-er-uh-see] /ˌʌn rɪˈdʒɛn ər ə si/ (Show IPA),
noun
unregenerately, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for unregenerate

unregenerate

/ˌʌnrɪˈdʒɛnərɪt/
adjective
1.
unrepentant; unreformed
2.
obstinately adhering to one's own views
noun
3.
an unregenerate person
Derived Forms
unregeneracy, noun
unregenerately, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unregenerate
adj.

1610s, from un- (1) "not" + regenerate (adj.).

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