Repentant

  • 1repentant — repentant, ante [ r(ə)pɑ̃tɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • fin XIIe; de se repentir ♦ Qui se repent de ses fautes, de ses péchés. ⇒ contrit, pénitent. « je me suis présenté chez elle en esclave timide et repentant, pour en sortir en vainqueur couronné » (Laclos) …

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  • 2Repentant — Re*pent ant ( ant), a. [F. repentant.] 1. Penitent; sorry for sin. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Thus they, in lowliest plight, repentant stood. Millton. [1913 Webster] 2. Expressing or showing sorrow for sin; as, repentant tears; repentant ashes.… …

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  • 3repentant — Repentant, [repent]ante. adj. v. Qui se repent d avoir failli. Donner l absolution à un homme vrayment contrit & repentant. contrite & repentante. est il bien repentant de ses fautes? il en est repentant …

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  • 4repentant — repentant, ante (re pan tan, tan t ) adj. Qui se repent d avoir péché. •   Nestorius, patriarche de Constantinople.... obtint de cet empereur [Théodose Il] qu on persécutât ceux qui pensaient qu on devait rebaptiser les chrétiens apostats… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 5repentant — late 13c., from O.Fr. repentant (12c.), prp. of repentir (see REPENT (Cf. repent)) …

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  • 6Repentant — Re*pent ant, n. One who repents, especially one who repents of sin; a penitent. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7repentant — I adjective apologetic, atoning, compunctious, confessing, conscience smitten, conscience stricken, contrite, full of regrets, humble, lamenting, paenitens, penitent, penitential, reclaimed, reformative, reformatory, reformed, regretful,… …

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  • 8repentant — [ri pen′tənt] adj. [ME < OFr, prp.] 1. repenting; penitent 2. characterized by or indicative of repentance repentantly adv …

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  • 9REPENTANT — ANTE. adj. Qui se repent d avoir péché. Donner l absolution à un homme vraiment contrit et repentant. Elle est contrite et repentante. Est il bien repentant de ses fautes ? Il en est repentant, très repentant …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 10repentant — [[t]rɪpe̱ntənt[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is repentant shows or says that they are sorry for something wrong they have done. He was feeling guilty and depressed, repentant and scared. ...a repentant criminal. Syn: penitent Ant: unrepentant …

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  • 11repentant — repentantly, adv. /ri pen tnt, pen teuhnt/, adj. 1. repenting; penitent; experiencing repentance. 2. characterized by or showing repentance: a repentant mood. [1250 1300; ME repentaunt < OF repentant (prp. of repentir). See REPENT1, ANT] * * * …

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  • 12repentant — adjective there are two repentant children in there waiting to talk to you Syn: penitent, contrite, regretful, rueful, remorseful, apologetic, chastened, ashamed, shamefaced, guilt ridden Ant: impenitent …

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  • 13repentant — re•pent•ant [[t]rɪˈpɛn tnt, ˈpɛn tənt[/t]] adj. 1) experiencing repentance; penitent 2) characterized by or showing repentance • Etymology: 1250–1300; ME repentaunt &LT; OF repentant, prp. of repentir …

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  • 14repentant — /rəˈpɛntənt/ (say ruh pentuhnt) adjective 1. repenting; experiencing repentance. 2. characterised by or showing repentance: a repentant mood. {Middle English, from Old French, present participle of repentir repent1} –repentantly, adverb …

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  • 15repentant — repent ► VERB 1) feel or express sincere regret or remorse. 2) feel regret or remorse about. DERIVATIVES repentance noun repentant adjective repenter noun. ORIGIN Old French repentir, from Latin paenitere cause to repent …

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  • 16repentant — adjective Date: 13th century 1. experiencing repentance ; penitent 2. expressive of repentance • repentantly adverb …

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  • 17Repentant — Repentance La repentance est un anglicisme, presque complètement inusité en français avant les années 1990, qui désigne la manifestation publique du sentiment personnel qu est le repentir pour une faute que l on affirme avoir commise et dont on&#8230; …

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  • 18repentant — adjective Feeling or showing sorrow for wrongdoing. Ant: unrepentant See Also: repent, repentance …

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  • 19repentant — Synonyms and related words: abject, apologetic, ascetic, ashamed, atoning, cleansing, compensational, compensatory, compunctious, contrite, embarrassed, expiatory, humble, humbled, lustral, lustrational, lustrative, melted, penitent, penitential …

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  • 20repentant — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. penitent, regretful, contrite; see apologetic , sorry 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Feeling or expressing regret for one s sins or misdeeds: compunctious, contrite, penitent, penitential, regretful,&#8230; …

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