penitent

  • 1pénitent — pénitent, ente [ penitɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] n. • XVe, repris 1606; adj. 1370; lat. pænitens, p. prés. de pænitere 1 ♦ Hist. relig. Personne momentanément exclue de la société des fidèles à cause de ses péchés. 2 ♦ Membre d une confrérie s imposant… …

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  • 2pénitent — pénitent, ente (pé ni tan, tan t ) adj. 1°   Qui a regret d avoir offensé Dieu, qui fait pénitence. •   Ne pouvant parvenir à la première gloire de la vertu, qui serait de ne point faillir, ils négligent la seconde, qui est de savoir rhabiller… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3penitent — PENITÉNT, Ă, penitenţi, te, s.m. şi f., adj. 1. s.m. şi f. Credincios care se supune penitenţei (1). 2. adj. Care aparţine penitentului (1), de penitent. – Din fr. pénitent, lat. poenitens, ntis. Trimis de va …

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  • 4penitent — Penitent, [penit]ente. adj. Qui a regret d avoir offensé Dieu, qui est dans la pratique, dans les exercices de la penitence. Pecheur penitent. femme penitente. On s en sert plus ordinairement dans le substantif, & il se dit particulierement de… …

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  • 5Penitent — Pen i*tent, a. [F. p[ e]nitent, L. paenitens, entis, poenitens, p. pr. of paenitere, poenitere, to cause to repent, to repent; prob. akin to poena punishment. See {Pain}.] 1. Feeling pain or sorrow on account of sins or offenses; repentant;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6penitent — I adjective apologetic, atoning, awakened, chastened, compunctious, conciliatory, conscience smitten, conscience stricken, contrite, expiatory, full of regrets, humble, making amends, penitential, piacular, plagued by conscience, propiatory,… …

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  • 7penitent — late 14c. (adj.), mid 15c. (n.), from O.Fr. pénitent (14c.), from L. paenitentem (see PENITENCE (Cf. penitence)). Related: Penitential …

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  • 8penitent — [pen′i tənt] adj. [OFr < L paenitens, prp. of paenitere, to repent; prob. akin to paene, scarcely: see PASSION] truly sorry for having sinned or done other wrong and willing to atone; contrite; repentant n. 1. a penitent person 2. a person… …

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  • 9Penitent — Pen i*tent, n. 1. One who repents of sin; one sorrowful on account of his transgressions. [1913 Webster] 2. One under church censure, but admitted to penance; one undergoing penance. [1913 Webster] 3. One under the direction of a confessor. [1913 …

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  • 10penitent — [adj] shamed, sorrowful abject, apologetic, atoning, attritional, compunctious, conscience stricken, contrite, penitential, regretful, remorseful, repentant, rueful, sorry; concepts 403,542 Ant. happy, unashamed, unrepentent …

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  • 11penitent — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mos I, Mc. penitentncie; lm M. penitentnci {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} w Kościele katolickim: człowiek przystępujący do spowiedzi <łac.> {{/stl 7}} …

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  • 12penitent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ feeling sorrow and regret for having done wrong. ► NOUN ▪ a person who repents or submits to penance. DERIVATIVES penitence noun penitential adjective penitently adverb. ORIGIN from Latin paenitere repent …

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  • 13PÉNITENT — ENTE. adj. Qui a regret d avoir offensé Dieu, qui est dans la pratique des exercices de la pénitence. Pécheur pénitent. Femme pénitente.   Il est plus ordinairement substantif, et il signifie, Celui, celle qui confesse ses péchés au prêtre.… …

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

  • 14penitent — [[t]pe̱nɪtənt[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ Someone who is penitent is very sorry for something wrong that they have done, and regrets their actions. [LITERARY] Robert Gates sat before them, almost penitent about the past... She is deeply… …

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  • 15penitent — pen|i|tent1 [ˈpenıtənt] adj formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: pénitent, from Latin, present participle of paenitere to be sorry ] feeling sorry because you have done something wrong, and are intending not to do it again = ↑repentant… …

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  • 16penitent — penitently, adv. /pen i teuhnt/, adj. 1. feeling or expressing sorrow for sin or wrongdoing and disposed to atonement and amendment; repentant; contrite. n. 2. a penitent person. 3. Rom. Cath. Ch. a person who confesses sin and submits to a… …

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  • 17penitent — 1. adjective a) Feeling pain or sorrow on account of sins or offenses; repentant; contrite; sincerely affected by a sense of guilt, and resolved on amendment of life. If thou be penitent and grieved, or desirous to be so, these heinous sins shall …

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  • 18penitent — adj. penitent for * * * [ peɪnt(ə)nt] penitent for …

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  • 19penitent — I UK [ˈpenɪtənt] / US adjective sorry for something bad that you have done and willing to change your behaviour Derived word: penitence noun uncountable II UK [ˈpenɪtənt] / US noun [countable] Word forms penitent : singular penitent plural… …

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  • 20penitent — pen•i•tent [[t]ˈpɛn ɪ tənt[/t]] adj. 1) feeling or expressing sorrow for sin or wrongdoing and disposed to atonement; repentant; contrite 2) a penitent person 3) rel Rom. Cath. Ch. a person who confesses sin and submits to a penance • Etymology:… …

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