Definitions for penitentˈpɛn ɪ tənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pen•i•tentˈpɛn ɪ tənt(adj.)

  1. feeling or expressing sorrow for sin or wrongdoing and disposed to atonement; repentant; contrite.

  2. (n.)a penitent person.

  3. Rom. Cath. Ch. a person who confesses sin and submits to a penance.

    Category: Religion

Origin of penitent:

1325–75; ME < ML pēnitent-, L paenitent- (s. of paenitēns), prp. of paenitēre to regret

pen′i•tent•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. penitent(adj)

    (Roman Catholic Church) a person who repents for wrongdoing (a Roman Catholic may be admitted to penance under the direction of a confessor)

  2. penitent, repentant(adj)

    feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds

Wiktionary

  1. penitent(Noun)

    One who repents of sin; one sorrowful on account of his or her transgressions.

  2. penitent(Noun)

    One under church censure, but admitted to penance; one undergoing penance.

  3. penitent(Noun)

    One under the direction of a confessor.

  4. penitent(Adjective)

    Feeling pain or sorrow on account of sins or offenses; repentant; contrite; sincerely affected by a sense of guilt, and resolved on amendment of life.

  5. penitent(Adjective)

    Doing penance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Penitent(adj)

    feeling pain or sorrow on account of sins or offenses; repentant; contrite; sincerely affected by a sense of guilt, and resolved on amendment of life

  2. Penitent(adj)

    doing penance

  3. Penitent(noun)

    one who repents of sin; one sorrowful on account of his transgressions

  4. Penitent(noun)

    one under church censure, but admitted to penance; one undergoing penance

  5. Penitent(noun)

    one under the direction of a confessor

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. PENITENT

    From _pen_, meaning to write, and _intent_, meaning determination. One who determines for the right.


Translations for penitent

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

repentant(adjective)

(negative unrepentant )

a repentant sinner.

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