regretfully

adverb re·gret·ful·ly \ ri-ˈgret-fə-lē \
|Updated on: 27 May 2018

Definition of regretfully

1 : with regret
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.

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First Known Use of regretfully

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in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of regretfully for English Language Learners

  • : with regret : with sadness or disappointment

  • —used to say that something is regretted



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