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Synonyms for penitent

Synonyms for penitent

feeling or expressing regret for one's sins or misdeeds

expressing or inclined to express an apology

Synonyms for penitent

(Roman Catholic Church) a person who repents for wrongdoing (a Roman Catholic may be admitted to penance under the direction of a confessor)

feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds

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In earlier times, according to local accounts, a penitent who failed to fulfill his vow was buried with his Morion costume for him to carry on with his penance in the afterlife.
"If the penitent does not rescind this request, he or she will be killed," the bishops write.
A former winner of the Lincoln Handicap and several top contests, Penitent was landing a first Group victory since taking the Group Two Joel Stakes at Newmarket nearly two years ago.
At one time, most American Lutheranism offered only a conditional absolution--promising forgiveness to the penitent but also threatening judgment to the impenitent.
It's easy to get lost in country singer Jamey Johnson's impossibly deep voice, whether he's waxing nostalgic in "In Color,'' penitent in "High Cost of Living'' or confrontational in "The Redneck Side of Me.''
Plusieurs milliers de personnes ont participe vendredi soir a Sartene a la traditionnelle procession du "Catenacciu", chemin de croix effectue par un penitent anonyme en cagoule rouge et porteur de lourdes chaEnes faisant revivre le calvaire du Christ a travers les ruelles de la cite medievale du Sud de la Corse (France).
Godolphin's Moonwalk In Paris, Newmarket Group 2 winner Penitent and Satish Seemar's Surfer are the ones likely to blot Soft Falling Rain's unbeaten record.
? David O'Meara's stable star Penitent is a leading light among 91 entries for the William Hill Lincoln at Doncaster on March 23.
He is a brother to Penitent, who won the Lincoln in the stud's colours in 2010 before going on to land two Group 2 victories for David O'Meara last season.
PENITENT will be supplemented for the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot next Saturday.
The stages of his career are the penitent from Assisi, the primitive fraternity, expansion and consolidation, Francis returns home, rules and retirement, the way of the cross, and from penitent to saint.
MIDDLEHAM Park Racing continued to demonstrate how an inexpensive syndicate can compete against the sport's superpowers as Penitent found the fastest way through the mud in the bet365 Mile at Sandown.
TOP?WEIGHT and previous winner Penitent is a notable absentee at the declaration stage for the William Hill Lincoln at Doncaster tomorrow.
* LAST year's winner Sweet Lightning has been taken out of the William Hill Lincoln, in which 2010 victor Penitent will now carry top weight at Doncaster on Saturday.