Definition of repentance noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rɪˈpentəns//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpentəns//
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[uncountable] repentance (for something) (formal) the fact of showing that you are sorry for something wrong that you have done synonym contrition, remorse He shows no sign of repentance. The book speaks of the need for repentance and atonement. They were released on parole for showing signs of repentance. Sins are wiped out by sincere repentance.
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