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repentance

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of repentance

  1. a feeling of responsibility for wrongdoing preached that repentance was the first step on the path of redemption Synonyms contriteness, contrition, penitence, regret, remorse, remorsefulness, guilt, 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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