1. penance

noun. ['ˈpɛnəns'] remorse for your past conduct.


  • remorse
  • compunction
  • self-reproach
  • repentance

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Rhymes with Penance

  • abeyance
  • abhorrence
  • absence
  • abstinence
  • abundance
  • acceptance
  • acceptance
  • accordance
  • acquaintance
  • acquiescence
  • adherence
  • admittance
  • adolescence
  • adolescence
  • adriance
  • affluence
  • agence
  • allegiance
  • alliance
  • allowance

Sentences with penance

1. Noun, singular or mass
This prayer is used as a daily devotion as well as a prayer for penance and atonement of sins.

Quotes about penance

1. We kissed each other until we were too tired to keep going. I could still feel him holding back. It was my penance for what I had done to him. All I could do was hope the walls would fall and that I could have all of him again, but I was always leaving and he was tired of watching me walk away. We both knew that I couldn’t stay and that he couldn’t come with me, but still, we couldn’t let go.
- Kimberly Novosel, Loved

2. penance

noun. ['ˈpɛnəns'] a Catholic sacrament; repentance and confession and atonement and absolution.


  • remittal
  • remission
  • sacrament
  • absolution
  • confession


  • advantage
  • reward

3. penance

noun. ['ˈpɛnəns'] voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing.


  • penalization
  • self-mortification
  • self-abasement
  • punishment
  • penalisation