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penitent

[pen-i-tuhnt] [ˈpɛnɪtənt]
adjective
  • feeling or expressing remorse for one's misdeeds or sins
  • noun
  • a person who repents his or her sins and seeks forgiveness for them
  • "You shamefully, and all too predictably, retreat from the battlefield of words and rhetoric, your head held low, your mood penitent."