Definition of Repentance

1. Noun. Remorse for your past conduct.

Exact synonyms: Penance, Penitence
Generic synonyms: Compunction, Remorse, Self-reproach
Derivative terms: Penitent, Penitential, Penitentiary, Repent, Repentant



Definition of Repentance

1. n. The act of repenting, or the state of being penitent; sorrow for what one has done or omitted to do; especially, contrition for sin.

Definition of Repentance

1. Noun. The condition of being penitent ¹

2. Noun. A feeling of regret or remorse for doing wrong or sinning ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Repentance

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Repentance

repelled
repellence
repellences
repellencies
repellency
repellent
repellently
repellents
repeller
repellers
repelling
repellingly
repellor
repels
repent
repentance (current term)
repentances
repentant
repentantly
repentaunce
repented
repenter
repenters
repenteth
repenting
repentingly
repentista
repentistas
repentless
repents

Literary usage of Repentance

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Ante-Nicene Fathers: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers Down to by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, Arthur Cleveland Coxe, Ernest Cushing Richardson, Allan Menzies, Bernhard Pick (1903)
"repentance, men understand, so far as nature is able, to be an emotion of the ... From the reason of repentance, however; they are just as far as they are ..."

2. Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin (1921)
"But our immediate transition will be from faith to repentance ; because, when this point is ... doubted that repentance not only immediately follows faith, ..."

3. Publications (1848)
"... true general troversy, that 1 ever intend by the substance ot true repentance children"'1'' repentance, not that general grace of repentance which all ..."

4. The rule and exercises of holy dying by Jeremy Taylor (1869)
"And if his repentance be contrition even before this state of sickness, ... Means of exciting Contrition, or repentance of Sins, proceeding from the Love of ..."

5. The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature by William James (1902)
"Even repentance and remorse, affections which come in the character of ... The best repentance is to up and act for righteousness, and forget that you ever ..."

6. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1846)
"He talketh of prayer, of repentance, of faith, and of the new birth ; but he knows ... There is there neither prayer, nor sign of repentance for sin; yea, ..."

7. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"In the vestibule He has stationed a second repentance for opening to such as ... However, if any do incur the debt of a second repentance, his spirit is not ..."

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