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

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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 The former is profiting from the worst kind of fearmongering; the latter is an unrepentant racist. Casey Newton, The Verge, "How Mark Zuckerberg became a wartime CEO," 20 Nov. 2018 In an age of unrepentant anger, here was a good egg. Maria Panaritis, Philly.com, "This Jersey dad called my phone in Conshohocken. He left me thinking that tech is dividing us, and stripping us of empathy, too | Maria Panaritis," 7 July 2018 Laura Lipp is a chipper, gregarious, unrepentant child murderer. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction Chronicle: Life x 2 + 6," 27 Apr. 2018 Wickens was furious after the incident and Rossi unrepentant as each believed the other had erred. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "IndyCar midseason review, part II: What's gone wrong," 15 June 2018 The remarks came as an unrepentant Nix clashed with British lawmakers investigating the use of Facebook data in election campaigns. Fox News, "Ex-CEO: Cambridge Analytica got 'huge target' with Trump win," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of unrepentant

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of unrepentant

: not sorry for something wrong that you have done

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