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Definition of 'penitent'

Noun

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

Adjective

  1. feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
       Synonyms: repentant
       Antonyms: impenitent unrepentant unremorseful impenitent unrepentant unremorseful


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