regretful

adjective
re·​gret·​ful | \ ri-ˈgret-fəl How to pronounce regretful (audio) \

Definition of regretful

: full of regret : feeling or expressing regret feeling regretful a regretful sigh/look … and all that the three-year difference does is make us laugh and make us regretful about our own adolescences.— Stanley Kauffmann

Other Words from regretful

regretfulness noun
Even more than 40 years after Jones' death, Richards refuses to indulge in any false sentimentality or regretfulness. — Greg Kot

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1647, in the meaning defined above

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“Regretful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/regretful. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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regretful

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of regretful

: feeling or showing regret : sad or disappointed

regretful

adjective
re·​gret·​ful | \ ri-ˈgret-fəl \

Kids Definition of regretful

: feeling or showing regret

Other Words from regretful

regretfully \ -​fə-​lē \ adverb I regretfully had to leave.

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