impenitent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj impenitent not penitent or remorseful
    • adj impenitent impervious to moral persuasion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Impenitent Not penitent; not repenting of sin; not contrite; of a hard heart. "They . . . died impenitent .""A careless and impenitent heart."
    • n Impenitent One who is not penitent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • impenitent Not penitent; not repenting of sin; not contrite; obdurate.
    • n impenitent One who does not repent; a hardened sinner.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Impenitent im-pen′i-tent not repenting of sin
    • n Impenitent one who does not repent: a hardened sinner
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. impaenitens,; pref. im-, not + paenitens, penitens: cf. F. impénitent,. See Penitent

Usage

In literature:

Longevity never cures impenitency.
"New Tabernacle Sermons" by Thomas De Witt Talmage
In the same way the pious wife neglects her impenitent husband; and the pious husband, his reckless wife.
"The Christian Home" by Samuel Philips
Continued impenitence is threatened with removing "the candlestick," the gospel, ministry and ordinances.
"Notes On The Apocalypse" by David Steele
He remains impenitent concerning his first instinct as to England's duty at the violation of Belgium's neutrality.
"Painted Windows" by Harold Begbie
If there was a world before this we must all have died impenitent.
"The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 8" by Ambrose Bierce
We'll find you a fair impenitent.
"The Firing Line" by Robert W. Chambers
She wrote impenitently and decidedly.
"Joanna Godden" by Sheila Kaye-Smith
It has fed my art, and, indeed, I'm impenitent.
"His Masterpiece" by Emile Zola
It is in vain that I am impenitently romantic, I would not take you there for anything in the world.
"His Excellency the Minister" by Jules Claretie
She was condemned to death, and died impenitent, refusing to listen to psalm-singing or prayers.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
He lived several years after his expulsion and appears to have died impenitent.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5" by Various
Know you I have this day been ordained a priest of Holy Church, and 'tis my duty to reason with the fair impenitent.
"The Plowshare and the Sword" by Ernest George Henham
Magdalen refuses help to women who have lived impenitent.
"Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature" by John Addington Symonds
He has no cure in Savoy, though he may have business there; and as to Corse de Leon being a penitent, he is very impenitent indeed.
"Corse de Leon, Volume I (of 2)" by G. P. R. James
They serve the devil who is the father of lies, and the lord of all impenitent and hardened sinners.
"Luther's Small Catechism" by H. U. Sverdrup
But allegorically it deals with 'man,' first as impenitently sinful; second, as penitent; last, as purified and holy.
"Dante" by Philip H. Wicksteed
Would the Church slay the impenitent?
"The Browning Cyclopædia" by Edward Berdoe
Christ rejected, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sin, and he who has lived in impenitence dies in despair.
"Old Wine and New" by Joseph Cross
But it seems the heart of the king still continued dry and impenitent.
"Insula Sanctorum et Doctorum" by John Healy
My dear, yet impenitent friend, our subject tells you what you must come to in order to be saved.
"Bible Emblems" by Edward E. Seelye
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In poetry:

And yet they told him nothing. So he sought
The twittering forest at the break of day,
Or on fantastic mountains shaped a thought
As lofty and impenitent as they.
"My Friend" by James Elroy Flecker

In news:

Former media mogul Conrad Black runs afoul of the government for being 'impenitent.'.
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