regretfully


re·gret·ful·ly

adverb \ri-ˈgret-fə-lē\

: with regret : with sadness or disappointment

—used to say that something is regretted

Full Definition of REGRETFULLY

1
:  with regret
2
:  it is to be regretted

Examples of REGRETFULLY

  1. I must leave now, he said regretfully.
  2. I must regretfully decline your invitation.

First Known Use of REGRETFULLY

1682

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