Part of speech:
Sorrowful about what has been lost or done.
Marked by or filled with remorse.
The definition of penitent is feeling or showing remorse for something.
Feeling or expressing regret for one's sins or misdeeds
Feeling shame because something bad, wrong, or foolish was done
Characterized by or demonstrating repentance; penitent.
Showing deferential or submissive respect:
(Now Rare) Full of ruth; feeling, showing, or arousing pity or sorrow
Hardened against feeling; hardhearted:
Not mattering one way or the other; unimportant; immaterial:
Of, relating to, or expressing penitence.
Causing, feeling, or expressing sorrow or regret:
Having or exhibiting no remorse.
(Slang) Hard to cope with; difficult or troublesome:
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