Definitions for ruefulness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rue•fulˈru fəl(adj.)

  1. feeling, showing, or expressing sorrow or regret:

    a rueful admission.

  2. causing sorrow or pity; pitiable; deplorable.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sorrow, regret, rue, ruefulness(noun)

    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"


  1. ruefulness(Noun)

    The property of being rueful.

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