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Synonyms and Antonyms of penitent

  1. feeling sorrow for a wrong that one has done <a penitent gossip who had come to ask for forgiveness> Synonyms apologetic, compunctious, contrite, regretful, remorseful, repentant, rueful, sorryRelated Words ashamed, shamefaced, sheepish; dolorous, grieving, lugubrious, mournful, plaintive, sorrowful, wailing, weeping, woefulNear Antonyms compassionless, cruel, merciless, pitiless, ruthless, unmerciful; shameless, unashamedAntonyms impenitent, remorseless, unapologetic, unrepentant

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