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regret

re·gret

regret

 
 
pronunciation:
rih gret
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: regrets, regretted, regretting
definition: to feel sorry or guilty for.
The prisoner regretted his mistakes.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a feeling of sadness about something one has done; guilt.
She had no regrets about her decision.
synonyms:
guilt, remorse
similar words:
shame
definition 2: (plural) a polite apology for refusing an invitation.
I sent my regrets that I couldn't make the party.
synonyms:
apologies
derivations: regrettable (adj.), regrettably (adv.)
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