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Definition: not sorry for wrongdoing--unremorseful

Synonyms: unrepentant, unremorseful, defiant, unashamed, obdurate

Antonyms: penitent, remorseful, repentant

Tips: Impenitent originally had a religious connotation, referring to someone who was not repentant of sin. Today, it may be used in a broader sense of being unremorseful for doing any type of wrong.

Usage Examples:

The girl who stole the money was impenitent and refused to apologize. (unremorseful, obdurate)

His impenitent attitude is just a cover; he really feels very badly about what he has done. (unrepentant, defiant)

To this day, and even after spending years in prison, he remains impenitent about the crimes he committed. (unremorseful, unrepentant)

If he is impenitent about his crimes, then I think he should stay in jail. (unremorseful, unrepentant)

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