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repentant

[ri-pen-tnt, -pen-tuh nt] /rɪˈpɛn tnt, -ˈpɛn tənt/
adjective
1.
repenting; penitent; experiencing repentance.
2.
characterized by or showing repentance:
a repentant mood.
Origin of repentant
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English repentaunt < Old French repentant (present participle of repentir). See repent1, -ant
Related forms
repentantly, adverb
half-repentant, adjective
nonrepentant, adjective
nonrepentantly, adverb
unrepentant, adjective
unrepentantly, adverb
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  • He is unrepentant enough to believe that he, and not the man with a pencil, is going to "come out on top."

    War's Brighter Side Julian Ralph.
  • Now that she had time to think over her own tragedy, she was unrepentant.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • Burke's voice came with unrepentant noisiness against the stricken man.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • But he looked at her, unrepentant, with the light of triumph in his eyes.

    A Modern Chronicle, Complete Winston Churchill
  • Days passed; and he went about his lessons and his work, silent, grim, and unrepentant.

    Little Men Louisa May Alcott
British Dictionary definitions for unrepentant

unrepentant

/ˌʌnrɪˈpɛntənt/
adjective
1.
not repentant or contrite

repentant

/rɪˈpɛntənt/
adjective
1.
reproaching oneself for one's past actions or sins; contrite
2.
characterized by or proceeding from a sense of contrition: a repentant heart, his repentant words
Derived Forms
repentantly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unrepentant
adj.

late 14c., from un- (1) "not" + repentant.

repentant

adj.

early 13c., from Old French repentant "penitent" (12c.), present participle of repentir (see repent).

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