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Tuesday word: Penitent

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Penitent (adjective, noun)
pen·i·tent [pen-i-tuhnt]


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

noun
2. a penitent person.
3. Roman Catholic Church. a person who confesses sin and submits to a penance.

RELATED FORMS
pen·i·tent·ly, adverb
non·pen·i·tent, adjective, noun
un·pen·i·tent, adjective
un·pen·i·tent·ly, adverb

RELATED WORDS
repentant, abject, apologetic, conscience-stricken, contrite, regretful, remorseful, rueful, sorry, compunctious, penitential, attritional

Synonyms
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1. remorseful, rueful, sorrowful.

Antonyms
1. unrepentant, impenitent.

Origin: 1325–75; Middle English < Medieval Latin penitent-, Latin paenitent- (stem of paenitens ), present participle of paenitere to regret; replacing Middle English penaunt < Anglo-French; see penance

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PENITENT
In one scene, a penitent missus in a shapeless tube dress scratches her head and admits to having crashed the car.
TOO SEXY FOR BRAZIL|MAC MARGOLIS|OCTOBER 6, 2011|DAILY BEAST

Still, that might not do it: not every believer, or even all members of the penitent, will be taken.
YOUR GUIDE TO THE END OF THE WORLD|DAVID A. GRAHAM|MAY 20, 2011|DAILY BEAST

He would later say about his subway pictures that they were made in the “hands of a penitent spy and an apologetic voyeur.”
FURTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY|PHILIP GEFTER|MAY 27, 2010|DAILY BEAST

I was glad to learn that Mary Magdalene's penitent side was not the main attraction here.
MARY MAGDALENE AND ME|TRACY QUAN|NOVEMBER 10, 2009|DAILY BEAST

Raised without sexual guilt, I was never drawn to the idea of Mary Magdalene as a penitent sinner.
MARY MAGDALENE AND ME|TRACY QUAN|NOVEMBER 10, 2009|DAILY BEAST

He was penitent at once, and full of promises never to ask her again to do anything that might cause an instant's remorse.
GUY AND PAULINE|COMPTON MACKENZIE

It is not the abominable prayer that God commandeth, but the faithful, penitent prayer.
A CHRISTIAN DIRECTORY (PART 2 OF 4)|RICHARD BAXTER

The prayers of the penitent and the shouts of the saved greeted every hour of the night.
THIRTY YEARS IN THE ITINERANCY|WESSON GAGE MILLER

A penitent heart, or a consciousness of the pardon of God, are not fit considerations for a jury-box.
THE BLACK BARONET; OR, THE CHRONICLES OF BALLYTRAIN|WILLIAM CARLETON

But the next Colloquy, called the Penitent Virgin, describes how she changed her mind and came out again.
WOMAN UNDER MONASTICISM|LINA ECKENSTEIN
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