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impenitence

Definition:

the trait of refusing to repent

Class:

attribute noun (attributes of people and objects)

Related to:

impenitent

Plural:

impenitences

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

impenitency

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

impenitence | impenitent | unrepentant [synonym, sense-specific] | impenitentness [noun, derived]

the quality or state of not being sorry, repentant or penitent | not sorry or penitent; unrepentant (16 of 274 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/impenitence

Oxford Dictionary:

impenitent | impenitence [derived] | impenitency [derived] | impenitently [derived]

not feeling shame or regret about one's actions or attitudes (10 of 51 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/impenitent

Merriam-Webster:

impenitence

the quality or state of being impenitent (7 of 23 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/impenitence

New World Dictionary:

impenitent | impenitence [related] | impenitently [adverb, related]

without regret, shame, or remorse; unrepentant | an impenitent person (9 of 21 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/impenitent

Wiktionary:

impenitence | impenitencies [plural, archaic] | impenitency [archaic]

The property of being impenitent, of lacking penitence, of not being regretful of wrongs done. (15 of 16 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/impenitence

American Heritage Dictionary:

impenitent | impenitence [noun, related] | impenitently [adverb, related]

Not penitent; unrepentant. (3 of 10 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/impenitent

Wikipedia:

Stubborn [disambiguation]

means steadfastly refusing to change opinions or position. Stubborn has been used as a name for the following: HMS Stubborn (P238), an S class submarine | Little Miss Stubborn, a character in the Little Miss series of books | Mr. Stubborn, a character... (41 of 110 words, 4 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Stubborn

Random House Dictionary:

obstinacy | obstinacies [sense-specific, plural]

the quality or state of being obstinate; stubbornness. | unyielding or stubborn adherence to one's purpose, opinion, etc. | stubborn persistence. | ... (19 of 59 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/obstinacy

Macmillan British Dictionary:

obstinacy [uncountable]

the quality of being unwilling to be reasonable and change your behaviour, plans, or ideas (15 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/obstinacy

Cambridge Dictionary:

pigheaded [disapproving] | pigheadedly [adverb, derived] | pigheadedness [noun, derived]

showing unreasonable support for an opinion or plan of action and refusing to change or listen to different opinions (19 of 33 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pigheaded

Encarta Dictionary:

impenitent | impenitents [plural] | impenitence [noun, derived] | impenitency [noun, derived] | impenitently [adverb, derived]

having or showing no regret or sorrow for sin or misbehavior | an unrepentant person (14 of 36 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861620362​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

impenitence

Audio: British English pronunciation of "impenitence"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/impenitence

impenitency

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "impenitency"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "impenitency"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/impenitency

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

impenitence

Audio: North American pronunciation of "impenitence"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=impeni​01 word=impenitence

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