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Adjective: repentant  ri'pen-t(u)nt
  1. Feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
    "If the offender is truly repentant, should we still punish her?";
    - penitent

See also: ashamed, bad, contrite, penitential, penitentiary, regretful, remorseful, rueful, ruthful, sorry

Antonym: unrepentant

Encyclopedia: Repentant