impenitent

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Adjective[edit]

impenitent

  1. Not penitent; not repenting of sin; not contrite; of a hard heart.
    • Bishop Hall
      A careless and impenitent heart.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, chapter 16
      “Captain Peleg,” said Bildad steadily, “thy conscience may be drawing ten inches of water, or ten fathoms, I can’t tell; but as thou art still an impenitent man, Captain Peleg, I greatly fear lest thy conscience be but a leaky one; and will in the end sink thee foundering down to the fiery pit, Captain Peleg.”

Noun[edit]

impenitent (plural impenitents)

  1. One who is not penitent.

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