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regret

noun

1 regret

Sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment:
— He wrote a note expressing his regret.

synonyms: rue, ruefulness, sorrow.

Roget 950: penitence, contrition, compunction, repentance, remorse; regret etc. 833.    self-reproach, self-reproof, self-accusation, self-condemnation, self-humiliation; stings of conscience, ... show more

Roget 833: regret, repining; homesickness, nostalgia; mal du pays, maladie [Fr.]; lamentation etc. 839; penitence etc. 950.    bitterness, heartburning.    ... show more

Roget 832: discontent, discontentment; dissatisfaction; dissent etc. 489.    disappointment, mortification; cold comfort; regret etc. 833; repining, taking on ... show more

Dutch: berouwen, verdrieten, spijten, betreuren, wroeging, berouw, boetvaardigheid, inkeer, spijt

verb

1 regret

Feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about.

synonyms: repent, rue.

Roget 833: regret, deplore; bewail etc. (lament) 839; repine, cast a longing lingering look behind; rue, rue the day; repent etc. 950; ... show more

Roget 832: be discontented etc. adj.; quarrel with one's bread and butter; repine; regret etc. 833; wish one at the bottom of the Red Sea; take on, take to heart; shrug the shoulders; make a wry face, pull a long face; ... show more

Roget 950: repent, be sorry for; be penitent etc. adj.; rue; regret etc. 833; think better of; recant etc. 607; knock under ... show more

Dutch: berouw hebben, spijten, betreuren, bewenen, treuren

2 regret

Feel sad about the loss or absence of.

3 regret

Decline formally or politely.

4 regret

Express with regret.


Moby thesaurus: abject apology, acknowledgment, affliction, anguish, apologies, apology, attrition, ayenbite of inwit, be sorry for, bemoan, bewail, bitterness, breast-beating, care, compunction, confession, contriteness, contrition, demur, deplore ... show more.

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