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, contrite, sorrow, remorse, regret, penitence, contrition, compunction, contriteness, attrition and self-denunciation.
At the end he professed abject repentance for his impiety and disloyalty.
(7) They believe that repentance is the only way to salvation.
25-31, repentance is called forth by the divine forgiveness.
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.