- repenting; penitent; experiencing repentance.
- characterized by or showing repentance: a repentant mood.
- reproaching oneself for one’s past actions or sins; contrite
- characterized by or proceeding from a sense of contritiona repentant heart; his repentant words
adj.early 13c., from Old French repentant “penitent” (12c.), present participle of repentir (see repent).