un·​re·​pen·​tant ˌən-ri-ˈpen-tᵊnt How to pronounce unrepentant (audio)
: not feeling or exhibiting shame or remorse : not repentant
an unrepentant sinner
: feeling or showing no inclination to change : unapologetic
He was an unrepentant eccentric and flamboyant dresser.David Sweetman
unrepentantly adverb
… plays the part of patient vegetarian whenever her unrepentantly carnivorous brother drops in … John Haney

Examples of unrepentant in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Unrepentant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrepentant. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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