Definition of repentance in English:

repentance

noun

  • [mass noun] The action of repenting; sincere regret or remorse.

    ‘each person who turns to God in genuine repentance and faith will be saved’
    • ‘Any attempt to escape will fail, and repentance may give you a shorter time of imprisonment.’
    • ‘There was an expression of extreme repentance, sorrow and guilt upon his open face.’
    • ‘True repentance will be accepted in the spirit given.’
    • ‘The ruling principle is that fear of sin precedes love of God, which leads to repentance (contrition).’
    • ‘In the thirteenth century her character and role were significantly expanded to incorporate details of her life as a prostitute and her subsequent conversion and repentance.’
    remorse, contrition, contriteness, penitence, sorrow, sorrowfulness, regret, ruefulness, remorsefulness, pangs of conscience, prickings of conscience, shame, guilt, self-reproach, self-condemnation, compunction
    conversion
    rue
    sorriness
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Pronunciation:

repentance

/rɪˈpɛnt(ə)ns/