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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
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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Examples from the web for unrepentant
  • He rarely invites any sympathy at all, and his unrepentant swagger says he wouldn't be caught dead trying.
  • To identify and lawfully pursue the unrepentant offender and bring them before the court for judgement.
  • Doug is an unrepentant criminal and leader of a group of ruthless bank robbers.
  • The unrepentant reptile answered with a threat of ghastly teeth, whereupon he received a prodding with the spiked pole.
British Dictionary definitions for unrepentant

unrepentant

/ˌʌnrɪˈpɛntənt/
adjective
1.
not repentant or contrite
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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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