Synonyms and Antonyms of penitence
a feeling of responsibility for wrongdoing the sincerity of the player's penitence is questionable—he began to express remorse only after the suspension was handed down Synonyms contriteness, contrition, guilt, regret, remorse, remorsefulness, repentance, rue, self-reproach, shameRelated Words compunction, misgiving, prick, qualm, scruple; blame, culpability, fault; liability, rap, responsibility; chagrin, embarrassment; anguish, distress, grief, ruth, sadness, sorrow; bloodguilt, bloodguiltiness; apology, excuses, hand-wringing, mea culpaAntonyms impenitence, remorselessness
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