unregenerate

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not spiritually renewed or reformed; not repentant.
  • adjective Sinful; dissolute.
  • adjective Not reconciled to change; unreconstructed.
  • adjective Stubborn; obstinate.
  • adjective Not spiritually or morally reformed; sinful or unrepentant.
  • adjective Persistently unwilling to accept change; obstinate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not regenerated; not renewed in heart; remaining at enmity with God; in a general sense, wicked; bad.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not regenerated; not renewed in heart; remaining or being at enmity with God.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective which cannot be transformed in mind and spirit
  • adjective stubborn

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

  • adjective unrepentant and incapable of being reformed
  • adjective tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
  • adjective not reformed morally or spiritually

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Examples

  • 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.

    Reflections on Gandhi

  • 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.

    Collected Essays

  • In this passage, we see the state of the unregenerate, which is ignorance.

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  • 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

    The Works of James Arminius, Vol. 2

  • Litany; and Wednesday evening lectures are to her what excursions for ice-cream or soda-water are to "unregenerate" girls.

    The end of an era,

  • 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

    Trent's Trust, and Other Stories

  • Christ, only God such as unregenerate man would have him!

    What's Mine's Mine — Complete

  • Christ, only God such as unregenerate man would have him!

    What's Mine's Mine — Volume 3

  • 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

    AFF Doublethink Online

  • 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."

    The Works of James Arminius, Vol. 1

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