- 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)
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- 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
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