Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Characterized by or demonstrating repentance; penitent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Feeling or showing sorrow for wrongdoing.
  • n. One who repents; a penitent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Penitent; sorry for sin.
  • adj. Expressing or showing sorrow for sin
  • n. One who repents, especially one who repents of sin; a penitent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Experiencing repentance; sorrowful for past conduct or words; sorrowful for sin.
  • Expressing or showing repentance.
  • Synonyms See repentance.
  • n. One who repents; a penitent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds

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Examples

  • As Tuk looked on in repentant silence, Domar uttered the prayers that would bind clay and spirit into one.

    Caribou House « A Fly in Amber

  • That Maria Magdalena, the beloved of Jesus and the apostle of the apostles, was referred to as a repentant sinner and even as a prostitute was an injustice that rankled Colombina.

    The Poet Prince

  • He had at first baptized in preparation for One who was to come; now he baptized repentant believers unto Him who had come.

    Jesus the Christ A Study of the Messiah and His Mission According to Holy Scriptures Both Ancient and Modern

  • "Quite so; but, unfortunately, what is conventionally known as a repentant woman is not the sort of person I would have chosen to be near my child."

    The Inner Shrine

  • Captain Brown showed a desire to follow his example, but God in His mercy took the deed for the word, calling the repentant man to Him within a few months.

    The Shipwreck A Story for the Young

  • A couple of days ago, MEND accused the JTF of arresting and detaining some so called repentant militants who had come to give up on their arms struggle.

    Vanguard

  • I am a "repentant" hunter; when I was young and very dumb I shot animals to death; as my heart and mind evolved, I felt the shame I should have felt all along, and I gave it up.

    A Reading List For Gun Nuts

  • I can do all of these things, but if I am not heterosexual (or a "repentant," "chaste" homosexual) the doors of the church and the community remain shut.

    Terrance Heath: Are Blacks More Homophobic?

  • The peace accords signed last year provide for the cessation of hostilities, amnesty for "repentant" rebels, and a place for them in the regular army.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Menteith had been the kind of repentant erring sinner she imagined him, her first wild desire would have cooled down into the lasting joy of tranquil love.

    The Heavenly Twins

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