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penitent

pe ni tint

  • n  (Roman Catholic Church) a person who repents for wrongdoing (a Roman Catholic may be admitted to penance under the direction of a confessor)
  • a  feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds

  • Accused of philandering by his wife, James appeared penitent during the divorce proceedings.
  • There was also something of the penitent in Nasser as he turned from piety to politics and the humiliating purpose of his visit to Saudi Arabia.
  • Ex-Reporter Stewart was deeply penitent.

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