from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not spiritually renewed or reformed; not repentant.
- adj. Sinful; dissolute.
- adj. Not reconciled to change; unreconstructed.
- adj. Stubborn; obstinate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. which cannot be transformed in mind and spirit
- adj. stubborn
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not regenerated; not renewed in heart; remaining or being at enmity with God.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not regenerated; not renewed in heart; remaining at enmity with God; in a general sense, wicked; bad.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. unrepentant and incapable of being reformed
- adj. tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
- adj. not reformed morally or spiritually
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But this partial autobiography, which ends in the nineteen-twenties, is strong evidence in his favor, all the more because it covers what he would have called the unregenerate part of his life and reminds one that inside the saint, or near-saint, there was a very shrewd, able person who could, if he had chosen, have been a brilliant success as a lawyer, an administrator or perhaps even a businessman.
In this passage, we see the state of the unregenerate, which is ignorance.
This ought not to be passed over without some animadversion; because this notion about the word "unregenerate" which many persons have previously formed, is no small cause why they think they must reject the opinion, which declares that this passage of
Litany; and Wednesday evening lectures are to her what excursions for ice-cream or soda-water are to "unregenerate" girls.
Tired and discontented housewives found their vague sorrows and vaguer longings were only the result of their "unregenerate" state; the lazy country youths felt that the frustration of their small ambitions lay in their not being
Christ, only God such as unregenerate man would have him!
I prefer "unregenerate" to Riesman's implicit "immature" ( "As we shall see, not all other-directed people are inside-dopesters, but perhaps, for the lack of a more mature form of their type, many of them aspire to be" [p. 200]) in the light of the subsequent hijacking of
Let the word "unregenerate" be taken for a man who is now in the act of the new birth, though he be not yet actually born again; let "the pleasure" which God feels be taken for an initial act; let the impulsive cause be understood to refer to the final reception of the sinner into favour; and let secondary, subsequent, cooperating and entering grace be substituted for "saving grace;" and it will instantly be manifest, that we speak what is right when we say: "Serious sorrow on account of sin is so far pleasing to God, that by it, according to the multitude of his mercies, he is moved to bestow grace on a man who is a sinner."
She also took with her a theory which she had achieved in the silent watches of the long dark nights; and it is her conviction that the Northland is unregenerate because it is so cold there.
By St. Paul (developing a current Jewish distinction between rua,, spirit or breath, and nephesh,, soul) used for the lower or merely natural life of man, shared with other animals, in contrast with the or spirit, conceived as a higher element due to divine influence supervening upon the original constitution of unregenerate human nature: see PSYCHIC a. 2, PSYCHICAL 2.
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