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

Examples of unrepentant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And an unrepentant president was in hiding, stripped of his social media bullhorn, ostracized by many allies and at odds even with his staff and loyal vice president. Peter Baker, New York Times, "For Trump and the Nation, a Final Test of Accountability," 9 Jan. 2021 But justified frustration with some intelligence and law enforcement officials does not justify absolving a criminal who willfully aids our enemies and to this day remains unrepentant. Rebeccah Heinrichs, Washington Examiner, "Snowden's no hero," 31 Dec. 2020 The unrepentant violence that is James Corden doing a homophobic portrayal of a gay man in a musical about gay rights. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, "James Corden’s performance in ‘The Prom’ condemned as homophobic: ‘It’s not brave’," 14 Dec. 2020 Dugdale was released in 1980, and today lives in Ireland, an unrepentant wise elder of the Sinn Féin political party. Washington Post, "The Woman Who Stole Vermeer," 20 Nov. 2020 Uribe, in that first Mar-a-Lago meeting with Trump, is believed to have gotten the new president’s attention by portraying the guerrillas in Colombia as unrepentant Marxists who would convert the country into a communist stronghold. Tracy Wilkinson Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Colombia’s far-right wing backs Trump, aiming to help him in crucial Florida vote," 1 Nov. 2020 The president’s brand of demagogic nationalism, his ceaseless campaigning through every year of his term and his unrepentant embrace of divisive messaging and tactics have clearly mobilized tremendous support. Washington Post, "Trumpism is here to stay," 29 Oct. 2020 Mansfield’s admonition helped Biden forge a relationship with the Mississippi Democrat James Eastland, the powerful, longtime chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and an unrepentant segregationist. Michael Luo, The New Yorker, "Could Joe Biden Actually Bring America Back Together?," 17 Oct. 2020 The two men have given numerous interviews while imprisoned, at first striking a largely unrepentant tone and dodging questions about their culpability in the killing of the hostages. Adam Goldman, New York Times, "Islamic State ‘Beatles’ Jailers Are Charged in Abuse of Murdered Hostages," 7 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of unrepentant

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unrepentant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrepentant. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unrepentant

: not sorry for something wrong that you have done

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