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1. penitentiary

adjective. ['ˌpɛnɪˈtɛntʃɝi'] showing or constituting penance.

Synonyms

  • repentant
  • penitent

Antonyms

  • impenitent
  • unregretful
  • unashamed

Etymology

  • penitentiaria (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Penitentiary

  • midcentury
  • century

Example sentences of the word penitentiary


1. Noun, singular or mass
Fourth DUI felonies in Georgia can result in imprisonment in a state penitentiary.

2. Adjective
Learn about the 36 men who attempted escape from the penitentiary during its 29-year run.

2. penitentiary

adjective. ['ˌpɛnɪˈtɛntʃɝi'] used for punishment or reform of criminals or wrongdoers.

Synonyms

  • punitive

Antonyms

  • nonreligious person
  • unregenerated

Etymology

  • penitentiaria (Latin)

3. penitentiary

noun. ['ˌpɛnɪˈtɛntʃɝi'] a correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes.

Synonyms

  • pen

Antonyms

  • unregenerate
  • obdurate

Etymology

  • penitentiaria (Latin)
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