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Meaning of REPENTANT

Pronunciation:  ri'pentnt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
 

REPENTANT is a 9 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: contrite, penitent, penitential, remorseful, rueful, ruthful, sorry
 
 Antonyms: impenitent, unremorseful, unrepentant
 
 See Also: ashamed(p)

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Re*pent"ant\ (-ant), a. [F. repentant.]
    1. Penitent; sorry for sin. --Chaucer.
    
             Thus they, in lowliest plight, repentant stood.
                                                   --Millton.
    
    2. Expressing or showing sorrow for sin; as, repentant tears;
       repentant ashes. ``Repentant sighs and voluntary pains.''
       --Pope.
    
    
  2. \Re*pent"ant\, n.
    One who repents, especially one who repents of sin; a
    penitent.
    
    
 

 

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