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penitence

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of penitence

  1. a feeling of responsibility for wrongdoing <the sincerity of the player's penitence is questionable—he began to express remorse only after the suspension was handed down> Synonyms contriteness, contrition, guilt, regret, remorse, remorsefulness, repentance, rue, self-reproach, shameRelated Words compunction, misgiving, prick, qualm, scruple; blame, culpability, fault; liability, rap, responsibility; chagrin, embarrassment; anguish, distress, grief, ruth, sadness, sorrow; bloodguilt, bloodguiltiness; apology, excuses, hand-wringing, mea culpaAntonyms impenitence, remorselessness




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