HyperDic: penitence

English > 1 sense of the word penitence:
NOUNfeelingpenitence, repentance, penanceremorse for your past conduct
English > penitence: 1 sense > noun 1, feeling
Meaningremorse for your past conduct.
Synonymsrepentance, penance
Broadercompunction, remorse, self-reproachA feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
Spanisharrepentimiento, penitencia
Catalanpenediment, penitència
Adjectivespenitentfeeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
penitentialshowing or constituting / constituting penance
penitentiaryused for punishment or reform of criminals or wrongdoers

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