Showing or resulting from contrition
The definition of penitent is feeling or showing remorse for something.
Sorrowful about what has been lost or done.
Marked by or filled with remorse.
Characterized by or demonstrating repentance; penitent.
Feeling or expressing regret for one's sins or misdeeds
Relating to or used for punishment or reform of criminals or wrongdoers.
Find another word for penitential. In this page you can discover 9 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for penitential, like: compunctious, contrite, penitent, regretful, remorseful, repentant, sorry, regret and penitentiary.