HyperDic: penitent

English > 2 senses of the word penitent:
ADJECTIVEallpenitent, repentantfeeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
NOUNperson penitent(Roman Catholic Church) a person who repents for wrongdoing (a Roman Catholic may be admitted to penance under the direction of a confessor)
penitent > pronunciation
Soundspeh'nihtihnt
Rhymesament ... varmint: 39 rhymes with ihnt...
English > penitent: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningFeeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds.
Synonymrepentant
Narrowercontrite, remorseful, rueful, ruthfulFeeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins / sins or offenses
penitential, penitentiaryshowing or constituting / constituting penance
See alsoashamedFeeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse
regretful, sorry, badFeeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone
Oppositeimpenitent, unrepentant, unremorsefulnot penitent or remorseful
Spanishafligido, arrepentido, disgustado, dolorido, penitente
Catalanabatut, afligit, disgustat, dolgut, penedit, penitent
Nounspenitenceremorse for your past conduct
penitent(Roman Catholic Church) a person who repents for wrongdoing (a Roman Catholic may be admitted to penance under the direction of a confessor)
Adverbspenitentlyshowing remorse
English > penitent: 2 senses > noun 1, person
Meaning(Roman Catholic Church) a person who repents for wrongdoing (a Roman Catholic may be admitted to penance under the direction of a confessor).
CategoryRoman Catholic, Western Church, Roman Catholic Church, Church of Rome, Roman ChurchThe Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
NarrowerflagellantA person who whips himself as a religious penance
Broaderreligious personA person who manifests devotion to a deity
Spanishpenitente
Catalanpenitent
Adjectivespenitentfeeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds

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