(Theol.) Sorrow for having offended God
The condition or quality of being penitent; regret for wrongdoing.
A gradual reduction in personnel or membership because of resignation, retirement, or death, often viewed in contrast to reduction from layoffs.
A feeling of sorrow, disappointment, distress, or remorse about something that one wishes could be different.
Find another word for penitency. In this page you can discover 10 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for penitency, like: compunction, contriteness, contrition, penitence, remorse, remorsefulness, repentance, rue, attrition and regret.