Penitence synonyms

pĕn'ĭ-təns
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A deep sense of guilt or self-reproach over a wrong or blunder
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A repenting or being penitent; feeling of sorrow, etc., esp. for wrongdoing; compunction; contrition; remorse
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Remorse for having done wrong
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Penance is self-punishment done to try to right a wrong, or the receipt of absolution from sins from a priest by fulfilling some requirement.
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Sorrow over a person or thing gone, lost, etc.
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Feeling regret and sorrow for one's sins or offenses; penitent.
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Marked by or filled with remorse.
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Characterized by or indicative of repentance
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The definition of anguish is a feeling of physical or mental pain.
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(Sciences) The loss of participants during an experiment
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A sting of conscience or a pang of doubt aroused by wrongdoing or the prospect of wrongdoing:
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The definition of distress is suffering or pain, or a state of being in trouble.
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A means of expiating.
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Pain of mind arising from misfortune, significant personal loss, misconduct of oneself or others, etc.; sorrow; sadness. [from early 14th c.]
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A sudden feeling of uneasiness or doubt; misgiving
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A unit of weight equal to13 dram apothecaries' weight or 20 grains (1.296 grams): abbrev. sc
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Reproach incurred or suffered; dishonour; ignominy; derision.
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(Countable) (usually in plural) An instance or cause of unhappiness.
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The property of being impenitent, of lacking penitence, of not being regretful of wrongs done.
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(Uncountable) The state or characteristic of being shameless.
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The state of being contrite.
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Obsolete form of penitence.
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The quality of being remorseful.
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(Archaic or dialectal) Pity; compassion.
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