KJV Dictionary Definition: impenitency


IMPEN'ITENCY, n. L. in and poenitens, from poeniteo, to repent, poena, pain. Want of penitence or repentance; absence of contrition or sorrow for sin; obduracy; hardness of heart. Final impenitence dooms the sinner to inevitable punishment.

He will advance from one degree of impenitence to another.


IMPEN'ITENT, a. Not penitent; not repenting of sin; not contrite; obdurate; of a hard heart.

They died Impenitent.

IMPEN'ITENT, n. One who does not repent; a hardened sinner.


IMPEN'ITENTLY, adv. Without repentance or contrition for sin; obdurately.