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penitent

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of penitent

  1. feeling sorrow for a wrong that one has done a penitent gossip who had come to ask for forgiveness Synonyms of penitent apologetic, compunctious, contrite, regretful, remorseful, repentant, rueful, sorryWords Related to penitent ashamed, shamefaced, sheepish; dolorous, grieving, lugubrious, mournful, plaintive, sorrowful, wailing, weeping, woefulNear Antonyms of penitent compassionless, cruel, merciless, pitiless, ruthless, unmerciful; shameless, unashamedAntonyms of penitent impenitent, remorseless, unapologetic, unrepentant


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