Home

Cite

Synonyms of penitent

Noun


1. penitent, religious person

usage: (Roman Catholic Church) a person who repents for wrongdoing (a Roman Catholic may be admitted to penance under the direction of a confessor)

Adjective


1. penitent (vs. impenitent), repentant (vs. unrepentant), contrite, remorseful, rueful, ruthful, penitential, penitentiary, ashamed, regretful#1, sorry#1, bad

usage: feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds

WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
All rights reserved.

See also: penitent (Dictionary)