follow Dictionary.com

Your favorite word could be our Word of the Day!

impenitent

[im-pen-i-tuh nt] /ɪmˈpɛn ɪ tənt/
adjective
1.
not feeling regret about one's sin or sins; obdurate.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Late Latin impaenitent- (stem of impaenitēns) unrepentant. See im-2, penitent
Related forms
impenitence, impenitency, impenitentness, noun
impenitently, adverb
Synonyms
unrepentant, uncontrite, hardened.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for impenitence

impenitent

/ɪmˈpɛnɪtənt/
adjective
1.
not sorry or penitent; unrepentant
Derived Forms
impenitence, impenitence, impenitentness, noun
impenitently, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for impenitence
n.

1620s, from Latin impaenitentia, from impaenitens (see impenitent). Impenitency is from 1560s.

impenitent

adj.

early 15c., from Latin impaenitentem, from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + paenitens (see penitence).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for impenitent

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for impenitence

17
22
Scrabble Words With Friends