- Repentance is the act of saying sorry or asking for forgiveness for sins and wrongdoings.
An example of repentance is praying to God for forgiveness.
a repenting or being penitent; feeling of sorrow, etc., esp. for wrongdoing; compunction; contrition; remorse
- The act or process of repenting.
- Remorse or contrition for past conduct or sin. See Synonyms at penitence.
First attested circa 14th century, from Old French repentance. More at repent.