Definition of unregenerate in English:

unregenerate

adjective

  • Not reforming or showing repentance; obstinately wrong or bad.

    • ‘Whatever his successes with the fictional Tom Brown, Scud East and generations of real English schoolboys who followed them, Thomas Arnold thought he had failed with Flashman who lived unregenerate to the last.’
    • ‘The juxtaposition of materialism and spirituality does reveal an unregenerate society blind to the true meaning of the church rituals.’
    • ‘Anticipating Walter Rauschenbusch, who branded economics the unregenerate part of American society, a Methodist pastor in Philadelphia labeled the industrial world a ‘sinful,’ ‘Christless realm.’’
    • ‘Meanwhile the unbelieving victim remains at least somewhat culpable due to his/her unregenerate state.’
    • ‘The labouring poor of Shakespeare's London, deformed by drudgery, illness, and accident, tormented by vermin, illiterate and unregenerate, must have presented a certain Calibanesque aspect.’
    • ‘The mixture of interdependence and irritation is well caught: Leo, the unregenerate leftist, is, though burned out, still an intellectual; Leonora, her charms faded, is now only a habit and a nuisance.’
    • ‘The unregenerate Manet felt that the fame, or notoriety, of a Garibaldi was not enough.’
    • ‘It's great to be reminded of the recklessness of Murray's work, but it's also telling when an unregenerate painter, of all things, appears as that period's renegade.’
    • ‘We are faced with a strict dichotomy: we will either be influenced by the unregenerate and often pornographic products of our culture or we will be shaped be art produced from a Biblically informed worldview.’
    • ‘Birkerts speaks as an unregenerate reader; a book lover who still believes that ‘language and not technology is the true evolutionary miracle.’’
    • ‘An overland journey would keep her off the pirate-infested sea, but the south of Italy was a gloomy enigma, the haunt of unregenerate pagans and lawless outcasts from the coastal towns.’
    • ‘He is 20 th-century's music's most unregenerate individualist, his teacher, Messiaen, not excluded.’
    • ‘Buck-Morss possesses an unregenerate belief in dialectical Utopia, and holds out the possibility of these dreamworlds eventually being converted into reality.’
    • ‘Thus the model favored by modern geocentrists was hatched in the mind of an unregenerate man, even granting Bouw's own revisionist historiography.’
    • ‘In the next seven years I heard him on many occasions, and his brand of Christianity appealed to my unregenerate mind.’
    • ‘Consequently, all people were classified into two categories: they were either unregenerate sinners or regenerate saints.’
    • ‘I do not turn to Clarissa in times of duress, but then I am an unregenerate reader, too enthralled by Lovelace's legerdemain to linger over Richardson's edifying sentiments.’
    • ‘There is a sophomoric, unregenerate current running through Maxim that turns me off, Roy.’
    • ‘It is the same unregenerate self that is manifested both in the intimate gestures and public actions, the madness of love and the frenzy of rabble-rousing: there is no difference between the private and the public self.’
    • ‘In his autobiography, he describes himself as ‘an unregenerate Popperian,’ an adherent of Karl Popper's concept of ‘predictionism, that is, the idea that theories must ultimately be judged by the accuracy of their prediction.’’
    wicked, evil, iniquitous, sinful, nefarious, vile, foul, monstrous, shocking, outrageous, atrocious, abominable, reprehensible, hateful, detestable, despicable, odious, contemptible, horrible, heinous, execrable, diabolical, diabolic, fiendish, vicious, murderous, barbarous, black, dark, rotten
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Pronunciation:

unregenerate

/ˌənrəˈjenərət/