un·​re·​pen·​tant | \ ˌən-ri-ˈpen-tᵊnt How to pronounce unrepentant (audio) \

Definition of unrepentant

1 : not feeling or exhibiting shame or remorse : not repentant an unrepentant sinner
2 : feeling or showing no inclination to change : unapologetic He was an unrepentant eccentric and flamboyant dresser.— David Sweetman

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Other Words from unrepentant

unrepentantly adverb
… plays the part of patient vegetarian whenever her unrepentantly carnivorous brother drops in … — John Haney

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The mothers of the sick children seem unrepentant, however. Washington Post, "New suffering for the children of the ISIS caliphate as hunger and sickness spread," 20 June 2019 The judge said Arps had strong and unrepentant views about the Muslim community and had, in effect, committed a hate crime. NBC News, "New Zealand man jailed for sharing mosque shooting video," 18 June 2019 The judge said Arps had strong and unrepentant views about the Muslim community and had, in effect, committed a hate crime. Nick Perry, USA TODAY, "Man who shared video of New Zealand mosque shooting gets 21 months in prison," 18 June 2019 Roof, who is unrepentant, has since been sentenced to death and many of Collier’s fellow parishioners are still trying to forgive him. Jeff Truesdell, PEOPLE.com, "New Documentary on Charleston Church Shooting Looks at Faith, Forgiveness 4 Years Later," 17 June 2019 Tran is just one of many, many, many people, often women and women of color, who have been driven from the online commons due to unrepentant harassment on social platforms. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "About The Tragedy Of The Digital Commons: RaceAhead," 12 June 2019 Over the eons, the long-term practice of killing unrepentant aggressors must have favored genes for more peaceful behavior. Richard Wrangham, WSJ, "Humans: The Domesticated Primates," 10 Jan. 2019 My own cubby shelves were an unrepentant mess, prone to rejecting the tank tops and shorts that my mother had written my name in with Sharpie. Jamie Lauren Keiles, Vox, "How the JAP became America’s most complex Jewish stereotype.," 5 Dec. 2018 There’s also a villainous, unrepentant district attorney who refuses to be interviewed. Taylor Antrim, Vogue, "Is the True-Crime Fever Breaking? Watching Netflix’s John Grisham Documentary The Innocent Man," 14 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of unrepentant

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of unrepentant was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of unrepentant

: not sorry for something wrong that you have done

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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