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 regret regret

noun

  • () sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment  ( rue, ruefulness, sorrow, regret )
    sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
     he drank to drown his sorrows
    he drank to drown his sorrows
     he wrote a note expressing his regret
    he wrote a note expressing his regret
     to his rue, the error cost him the game
    to his rue, the error cost him the game
  • verb

  • () feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about  ( repent, rue, regret )
    feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
  • () feel sad about the loss or absence of  ( regret )
    feel sad about the loss or absence of
  • () express with regret  ( regret )
    express with regret
     I regret to say that you did not gain admission to Harvard
    I regret to say that you did not gain admission to Harvard
  • () decline formally or politely  ( regret )
    decline formally or politely
     I regret I can't come to the party
    I regret I can't come to the party


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