Definitions for penitentˈpɛn ɪ tənt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

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  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

  6. Origin: [F. pnitent, L. paenitens, -entis, poenitens, p. pr. of paenitere, poenitere, to cause to repent, to repent; prob. akin to poena punishment. See Pain.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon WurdzRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. PENITENT

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


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  • penitent, peneditCatalan, Valencian
  • μετανοώνGreek
  • katumuksentekijä, katuva, katuvainenFinnish
  • խոստովանորդի, ապաշխարող, զղջացողArmenian
  • poşmanKurdish
  • kairīpenetāMāori
  • раскаивающийся, кающийсяRussian
  • botfärdig, botfärdig syndare, biktbarn, botgörare, botgörande, ångerfullSwedish

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