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1 penance

Remorse for your past conduct.

synonyms: penitence, repentance.

Roget 952: atonement, reparation; compromise, composition; compensation etc. 30; quittance, quits; expiation, redemption, reclamation, conciliation, propitiation; ... show more

Roget 998: rite; ceremony, ritual, liturgy, ceremonial; ordinance, observance, function, duty; form, formulary; solemnity, sacrament; incantation ... show more

Roget 955: asceticism, puritanism, sabbatarianism; cynicism, austerity; total abstinence; nephalism.    mortification, maceration, sackcloth and ashes, flagellation; penance etc. ... show more

Roget 950: penitence, contrition, compunction, repentance, remorse; regret etc. 833.    self-reproach, self-reproof, self-accusation, self-condemnation, self-humiliation; stings of conscience, ... show more

Roget 974: penalty; retribution etc. (punishment) 972; pain, pains and penalties; weregild, wergild; peine forte et dure [Fr.]; penance etc. (atonement) 952; ... show more

Dutch: berouw, boetedoening, boetvaardigheid, inkeer, penitentie

2 penance

A Catholic sacrament; repentance and confession and atonement and absolution.

Dutch: berouw, boete, penitentie

3 penance

Voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing.

synonyms: self-abasement, self-mortification.

Dutch: boetedoening, zelfvernedering

Moby thesaurus: Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, abject apology, amends, apology, asceticism, atone, atonement, attrition, baptism, change of heart, cold purgatorial fires, compensation, compunction, confirmation, contrition, deathbed repentance, do penance, extreme unction, fasting ... show more.

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