sorrow, regret, rue, ruefulness(verb)
sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
"he drank to drown his sorrows"; "he wrote a note expressing his regret"; "to his rue, the error cost him the game"
repent, regret, rue(verb)
feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
feel sad about the loss or absence of
decline formally or politely
"I regret I can't come to the party"
express with regret
"I regret to say that you did not gain admission to Harvard"
The instance of such an emotion.
To feel sorry about (a thing that has happened), afterthink: to wish that a thing had not happened, that something else had happened instead.
He regretted his words.
To feel sorry about (any thing).
I regret that I have to do this, but I don't have a choice.
Origin: From regretten, from regreter, regrater, from re- + , , from Old , and Old , from greutanan, from ghrew-, equivalent to . Cognate with grazan, grætan, greotan, gráta, 03320342033403440330033D. More at greet.
pain of mind on account of something done or experienced in the past, with a wish that it had been different; a looking back with dissatisfaction or with longing; grief; sorrow; especially, a mourning on account of the loss of some joy, advantage, or satisfaction
to experience regret on account of; to lose or miss with a sense of regret; to feel sorrow or dissatisfaction on account of (the happening or the loss of something); as, to regret an error; to regret lost opportunities or friends
Origin: [F. regretter, OF. regreter; L. pref. re- re- + a word of Teutonic origin; cf. Goth. grtan to weep, Icel. grta. See Greet to lament.]
Regret was a famous American thoroughbred racehorse and the first of three fillies to ever win the Kentucky Derby.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-gret′, v.t. to grieve at: to remember with sorrow:—pr.p. regret′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. regret′ted.—n. sorrow for anything: concern: remorse: a written expression of regret.—adj. Regret′ful, full of regret.—adv. Regret′fully.—adj. Regret′table.—adv. Regret′tably. [O. Fr. regrater, to desire, prob. from L. re-, again, and an Old Low Ger. form, appearing in A.S. grǽtan, Goth. gretan, to weep, Scot. greet. Others explain as from L. re-, in neg. sense, and gratus, pleasing.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'regret' in Verbs Frequency: #786
The numerical value of regret in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of regret in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Do I regret it? No, I don't regret it.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
If you marry you will regret it. If you do not marry you will regret it. If you marry or do not marry, you will regret it.
I don't regret not running in the sense that it was the right decision for my boy, for me, for my family at the time, but do I regret not being president? Yes.
Only on rare occasions does celebration come so closely aligned with regret, the regret of what we left out was tempered by the enormous excitement we have in presenting the six books on the shortlist.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- أسف, تندم, ندمArabic
- fr, litovat, lítostCzech
- fortryde, angreDanish
- Reue, bedauern, bereuen, Leid tun, leidtunGerman
- λύπη, μετανιώνωGreek
- arrepentimiento, arrepentir, lamento, lamentar, sentir, pesarSpanish
- افسوس, افسوس خوردنPersian
- olla pahoillaan, katua, katumus, valittelu, pahoitteluFinnish
- angur, angra, harmast, iðranFaroese
- regret, regretterFrench
- חרטה, הצטערHebrew
- अफ़सोस, खेदHindi
- megbánás, sajnál, megbán, bánHungarian
- pentirsi, rammarico, rimpiangere, rimpianto, rammaricarsi, pentimento, rimorsoItalian
- 残念, 後悔, 悔いるJapanese
- 후회, 후회하다, 後悔Korean
- awhitu, whakapāhaMāori
- angre, beklageNorwegian
- berouw, berouwen, betreuren, spijten, spijtDutch
- angre, beklaga, beklageNorwegian Nynorsk
- beklagelse, angerNorwegian
- żal, żałowaćPolish
- lamentar, pesar, arrepender-sePortuguese
- сожалеть, сожалениеRussian
- ånger, beklaga, ångraSwedish
- juto, sikitikoSwahili
- విచారం, విచారించుTelugu
- hối tiếcVietnamese
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