how to pronounce penitent

pɛnɪtənt

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meanings of penitent

noun:

  1. One under church censure, but admitted to penance; one undergoing penance.
  2. One who repents of sin; one sorrowful on account of his or her transgressions.
  3. One under the direction of a confessor.

adjective:

  1. Doing penance.
  2. Feeling pain or sorrow on account of one's sins or offenses; feeling sincere guilt.

words that rhyme with penitent

impenitent