regretfully

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adverb re·gret·ful·ly \ri-ˈgret-fə-lē\

Definition of regretfully

  1. 1 :  with regret

  2. 2 :  it is to be regretted

Examples of regretfully in a sentence

  1. I must leave now, he said regretfully.

  2. I must regretfully decline your invitation.

1682

First Known Use of regretfully

1682


REGRETFULLY Defined for English Language Learners

regretfully

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adverb re·gret·ful·ly \ri-ˈgret-fə-lē\

Definition of regretfully for English Language Learners

  • : with regret : with sadness or disappointment

  • —used to say that something is regretted



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