I'm trying to think of a word or phrase that would mean 'Sorry I was caught, but not sorry for what I did' Unrepentant seems the closest for the second part of it, but doesn't quite convey the first part, too.

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    Unrepentant seems fine to me for your context. But would you like, say, unremorseful any better? – FumbleFingers Jul 31 '18 at 11:52
  • @JohnFeltz No. This is not that. – Kris Jul 31 '18 at 12:29
  • It's fairly easy to find dozens of written instances of, say, remorseful but unrepentant. Also rueful but not repentant, and regretful but unapologetic, etc. – FumbleFingers Jul 31 '18 at 13:22
  • I don't think you mean to say that you were sorry you were caught at all. Don't you mean to say that you wish you hadn't been caught—or that you were disappointed in yourself for having let yourself be caught? (And, that aside, it seems unlikely there is a word that can describe both things at the same time.) – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Jul 31 '18 at 15:55

A variant of "unrepentant" is impenitent


without regret, shame, or remorse; unrepentant

  • unrepentant, etc covers the second part, but so far nothing covers the bit about feeling sorry (probably for themself) about having been caught – Dizzy-Ann Pedrick Jul 31 '18 at 15:27

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