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regret

re·gret

regret

 
 
pronunciation:
rih gret
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: regrets, regretted, regretting
definition 1: to feel sorrow or remorse for.
He regretted the mistakes he made as a parent.It did not appear that the prisoner regretted his crime.As soon as the words came out of my mouth, I regretted saying them.She always regretted not finishing high school.
synonyms:
lament, repent, repent of, rue
similar words:
bemoan, bewail, deplore
definition 2: to grieve or mourn for.
She regretted the loss of her youth.The old pastor died last year, and he is much regretted.
synonyms:
bemoan, bewail, grieve for, lament
similar words:
mourn
definition 3: to be sorry.
I regret that we are not able to hire you at this time.We regret to inform you that your application has been denied.
synonyms:
lament, rue
similar words:
deplore
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sense of loss in relation to something or someone.
She hated the life she had chosen and she was filled with regret.
synonyms:
grief, mourning
similar words:
rue
definition 2: a feeling of sorrow or remorse about one's conduct.
His actions had hurt others, but he felt no regret.
synonyms:
contrition, guilt, remorse, repentance
similar words:
compunction, rue, shame
definition 3: (pl.) a polite refusal of an invitation.
Give the hostess my regrets.
synonyms:
apologies
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derivations: regrettable (adj.), regrettably (adv.)
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