Synonyms of penance


1. repentance, penitence, penance, compunction, remorse, self-reproach

usage: remorse for your past conduct

2. penance, sacrament

usage: a Catholic sacrament; repentance and confession and atonement and absolution

3. penance, self-mortification, self-abasement, punishment, penalty, penalization, penalisation

usage: voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing

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Definition and meaning of penance (Dictionary)