Penitent is an adjective that is used to describe having sorrow for ones sins and faults. Disposed to atonement and amendment. Repentant.


  1. Thoughts of his past put him in a ‘penitent’ state. However, through this he had a burning desire for positive change in his life.
  2. Most are ‘penitent’ upon a distressing situation.
  3. She was extremely ‘penitent’ in court, being aware that she could serve a lengthy sentence behind prison bars.

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