Definition of unrepentant in US English:



  • Showing no regret for one's wrongdoings.

    ‘he was unrepentant and said that his comments were completely accurate’
    • ‘She hasn't been convicted of any crime so far, and is unrepentant about alleged excesses.’
    • ‘A fortnight on from his now infamous defiance of the smoking ban, our own John Deasy remains as unrepentant as he has been from day one.’
    • ‘It was an unworthy way for one fine champion to speak of another and many told Singh so at the time but the man himself remained unrepentant.’
    • ‘An unrepentant former soldier who stabbed a 20-year-old man to death has been sentenced to life in jail.’
    • ‘The girl is apparently unrepentant, and is now ‘punishing’ the school by withdrawing her presence.’
    • ‘The man was convicted in open hearings and remains brazenly unrepentant.’
    • ‘Walsh remains unrepentant about the allegations put forward in his book.’
    • ‘Despite the challenging nature of his work to date, Aronofsky is unrepentant about his plans to enter the mainstream with his next film.’
    • ‘But Royal Mail chiefs remained unrepentant, insisting its other services would meet the needs of businesses.’
    • ‘He's a predator, he's unrepentant and he'll continue being a predator.’
    • ‘He emerged, unrepentant in 2002 and went about the same antics as before.’
    • ‘He's an unrepentant bigot, plus an idiot who knows nothing about football.’
    • ‘Yemets is unrepentant, describing his work as a parody.’
    • ‘Effectively undefeated, and loudly unrepentant, they remain national security threats.’
    • ‘He was not unrepentant to the end, as some people have said.’
    • ‘What we have in common is that we enjoy being in the sex-trade: we are unrepentant hookers and we are not going to change.’
    • ‘There is much admiring of young legal eagles, studying of wizened magistrates and cowering from unrepentant defendants to be done.’
    • ‘Ambrose, by contrast, was guilty of wholesale plagiarism and was unrepentant.’
    • ‘But the unrepentant musician said he would be prepared to go prison again in the interests of his beliefs.’
    • ‘Yeltsin's amnesty for the participants of the coup was the first time in Russian history that the executive had pardoned unrepentant foes.’
    impenitent, unrepenting, uncontrite, remorseless, unremorseful, shameless, unashamed, unblushing, unapologetic, unregenerate, obdurate, unabashed
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