Definition of unregenerate in US English:

unregenerate

adjective

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

    ‘the most unregenerate and irredeemable people you could ever imagine’
    • ‘He is 20 th-century's music's most unregenerate individualist, his teacher, Messiaen, not excluded.’
    • ‘There is a sophomoric, unregenerate current running through Maxim that turns me off, Roy.’
    • ‘The unregenerate Manet felt that the fame, or notoriety, of a Garibaldi was not enough.’
    • ‘In the next seven years I heard him on many occasions, and his brand of Christianity appealed to my unregenerate mind.’
    • ‘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.’’
    • ‘Consequently, all people were classified into two categories: they were either unregenerate sinners or regenerate saints.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’’
    • ‘Thus the model favored by modern geocentrists was hatched in the mind of an unregenerate man, even granting Bouw's own revisionist historiography.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Birkerts speaks as an unregenerate reader; a book lover who still believes that ‘language and not technology is the true evolutionary miracle.’’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Buck-Morss possesses an unregenerate belief in dialectical Utopia, and holds out the possibility of these dreamworlds eventually being converted into reality.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Meanwhile the unbelieving victim remains at least somewhat culpable due to his/her unregenerate state.’
    • ‘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.’
    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//ˌənrəˈdʒɛnərət/