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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Feeling or showing sorrow or regret.

Usage examples (29)
  • The penitent child told her mother about her difficulties on the playground.
  • The patient, being a penitent, is a supplicant, and has learned to pray.
  • And it becomes all of us to mourn, and to humble ourselves before him in penitent sorrow.
  • The miniature of Marguerite is so beautiful because of her smile, why is she described as a penitent? for more
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