penitents'penɪtənt noun +(Roman Catholic Church) a person who repents for wrongdoing (a Roman Catholic may be admitted to penance under the direction of a confessor) adj. +feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
He said that he was truly penitent for all the heinous crimes of his youth.
Advanced English Dictionary
adjective, noun +adjective (written) feeling or showing that you are sorry for having done sth wrong +noun a person who shows that they are sorry for doing sth wrong, especially a religious person who wants God to forgive them
Random quote: Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise.: Horace