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

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 But Durst died unrepentant, said Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney John Lewin, who successfully prosecuted the real estate baron for the Berman murder. NBC News, 10 Jan. 2022 Even more perversely, Zemmour has allied himself with unrepentant anti-Semites like Jean-Marie Le Pen—the ninety-three-year-old patriarch of the French far right and convicted Holocaust denier—who are still somehow fixtures in French public debate. James Mcauley, The New York Review of Books, 16 Dec. 2021 Because of a toxic stew of political hostility and distrust, many of the unvaccinated die unrepentant. Washington Post, 7 Oct. 2021 Madikizela-Mandela was unrepentant and mostly unemotional. Toby Shapshak, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2021 College football is grubby, greedy, unrepentant and unfixable. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 30 Nov. 2021 So the show gives us a new unrepentant sinner: Officer Diggs, the motorcycle cop Lucifer bribed in the pilot. Sara Netzley, EW.com, 10 Sep. 2021 All riotous color and ebullient brushwork, the piece is the artist at his most robust, an unrepentant claiming of space. BostonGlobe.com, 25 Aug. 2021 Gaetz is the latest in a string of Republicans who have remained unrepentant in the face of sordid allegations and hung onto power. NBC News, 7 Apr. 2021

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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 24 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of unrepentant

: not sorry for something wrong that you have done

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