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English definition of “repentant”


adjective     /rɪˈpen.tənt/ formal
feeling sorry for something that you have done → Opposite unrepentantSadness and regretMaking and accepting apologies
(Definition of repentant adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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