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 The series upends this dynamic in Season 2, teaching Joe a lesson and thrilling viewers in the process: As a character, Love is just as menacing as Joe and far more unrepentant. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "How to Make a Self-Aware Show About a Serial Killer," 30 Dec. 2019 Craig Peters, the new CEO of Getty Images, is unrepentant. Paul Robertsseattle Times, Houston Chronicle, "Getty Images struggles to frame a profitable future," 13 Dec. 2019 The main character is a real piece of work, manipulative and charming and unrepentant. Longreads, "Longreads Best of 2019: Crime Reporting," 13 Dec. 2019 Don Juan as an unrepentant scoundrel getting his comeuppance is not some #metoo revisionism. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "Review: ’Don Juan’ a cool, cruel comedy at Westport Playhouse," 12 Nov. 2019 But the unrepentant prime minister told a febrile Parliament that the court had been wrong to intervene. The Economist, "Brexit has infected British politics from top to bottom," 26 Sep. 2019 An unrepentant Muntadhar al-Zeidi, the Iraqi reporter who’d thrown his shoes at President George W. Bush in December 2008, was freed from prison. BostonGlobe.com, "In 1776, British forces occupied New York City during the American Revolution.," 15 Sep. 2019 Sexist bias is as old as China itself and unlikely to disappear anytime soon, as some of the movie’s older male interviewees make clear with an unrepentant shrug. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘One Child Nation’ is a powerful, painful look at impact of China’s policy," 15 Aug. 2019 In 1997, an unrepentant Timothy McVeigh was formally sentenced to death for the Oklahoma City bombing. BostonGlobe.com, "This day in history," 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of unrepentant

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unrepentant.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrepentant. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unrepentant

: not sorry for something wrong that you have done

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