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Penitent vs. Penury

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Penitentadjective

Feeling pain or sorrow on account of one's sins or offenses; repentant; contrite; feeling sincere guilt.

Penurynoun

Extreme want; poverty; destitution.

Penitentadjective

Doing penance.

Penurynoun

A lack of something; a dearth.

Penitentnoun

One who repents of sin; one sorrowful on account of his or her transgressions.

Penurynoun

Absence of resources; want; privation; indigence; extreme poverty; destitution.

‘They were exposed to hardship and penury.’; ‘It arises in neither from penury of thought.’;

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Penitentnoun

One under church censure, but admitted to penance; one undergoing penance.

Penurynoun

Penuriousness; miserliness.

Penitentnoun

One under the direction of a confessor.

Penurynoun

a state of extreme poverty or destitution;

‘their indigence appalled him’; ‘a general state of need exists among the homeless’;

Penitentadjective

Feeling pain or sorrow on account of sins or offenses; repentant; contrite; sincerely affected by a sense of guilt, and resolved on amendment of life.

‘Be penitent, and for thy fault contrite.’; ‘The proud he tamed, the penitent he cheered.’;

Penitentadjective

Doing penance.

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Penitentnoun

One who repents of sin; one sorrowful on account of his transgressions.

Penitentnoun

One under church censure, but admitted to penance; one undergoing penance.

Penitentnoun

One under the direction of a confessor.

Penitentnoun

(Roman Catholic Church) a person who repents for wrongdoing (a Roman Catholic may be admitted to penance under the direction of a confessor)

Penitentadjective

feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds

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