Definition of penitent:
feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
Synonyms of penitent:
repentant, sorry, regretful, remorseful, contrite, apologetic, rueful, ashamed, penitential, sorrowful
Opposite/Antonyms of penitent:
shameless, unapologetic, happy, unrepentant, remorseless, impenitent, unashamed, unremorseful
Sentence/Example of penitent:
The penitent then leaves the confessional and goes and prays his penance in the church.