resipiscence

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French resipiscence, or its source, Late Latin resipiscentia, from the present participle of Latin resipīscere (to regain consciousness, come to one's senses).

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Noun[edit]

resipiscence (usually uncountable, plural resipiscences)

  1. (chiefly literary) Repentance; recognition of a past mistake, especially with a desire to improve in the future. [from 16th c.]