may refer to sorrow over any unfortunate occurrence as well as over a fault or act of one's own
implies a deep and torturing sense of guilt
implies a pricking of the conscience and therefore suggests a sharp but passing feeling of uneasiness about wrongdoing
implies a deep, humble sorrow for one's sins, with a true purpose of amendment
implies sorrow over having sinned or done wrong
implies full realization of one's sins or wrongs and a will to change one's ways
Find another word for repentance. In this page you can discover 50 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for repentance, like: impenitence, regret, contrite, sorrow, remorse, penitence, contrition, grief, compunction, contriteness and attrition.
At the end he professed abject repentance for his impiety and disloyalty.
The message of the prophets was primarily a preaching of repentance and righteousness if the nation would escape judgment; the message of the apocalyptic writers was of patience and trust for that deliverance and reward were sure to come.
Of a real remission of sins the old doctrine of Zoroaster knows nothing, whilst the later Zoroastrian Church admits repentance, expiation and remission.
His responsibility also for the sad state of religion at home is emphasized, and he is given a mission of repentance to his erring children.
They repudiated Peter, calling him a denier of Christ, and would not accept his repentance and tears.'