Share this entry

Share this page

unrepentant

Line breaks: un|re¦pent|ant
Pronunciation: /ʌnrɪˈpɛnt(ə)nt
 
/

Definition of unrepentant in English:

adjective

Showing no regret for one’s wrongdoings: he was unrepentant and said that his comments were completely accurate
More example sentences
  • The man was convicted in open hearings and remains brazenly unrepentant.
  • He's an unrepentant bigot, plus an idiot who knows nothing about football.
  • Yemets is unrepentant, describing his work as a parody.
Synonyms
impenitent, unrepenting, uncontrite, remorseless, unremorseful, shameless, unashamed, unblushing, unapologetic, unregenerate, obdurate, unabashed;
incorrigible, incurable, confirmed, inveterate, irredeemable, unreformable, brazen, hardened, callous, abandoned, conscienceless

Derivatives

unrepentantly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • This poem would be unusual enough on its own; it's even more peculiar when you notice that the final, apocalyptic stanza is followed a few pages later by an unrepentantly trivial homage to Smith's office cat.
  • And the not-so-good people (to their credit, Taylor and Molony are careful to make no characters unrepentantly evil) are conniving, craven and corruptible.
  • She grins the grin of the unrepentantly naughty child

Definition of unrepentant in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something