penitence definition

  • noun:
    • the disorder or quality of becoming penitent; regret for wrongdoing.
    • Condition of being penitent.
    • sense of regret or remorse for doing wrong or sinning.
    • the high quality or problem to be penitent; the personality of a penitent; sadness for sins or faults; repentance; contrition.
    • their state to be penitent; sadness for having committed sin or even for having offended; repentance; contrition.
    • Synonyms Contrition, Compunction, etc. See repentance.
    • remorse for your past conduct

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