Examples of regrettable in a Sentence
His decision to quit is regrettable.
It was a regrettable mistake.
Recent Examples of regrettable from the Web
The impasse over ballot language is regrettable, a result of politics and money.
Some conservative globalists believe that America’s popular culture and its hip, cool, and insidious corporatism, while in some cases regrettable, are obviating the need for military interventionism and costly defense spending.
However, due to a regrettable clerical error in this week's Friday!
The premise is one that plagues many a regrettable creation: May is an artist in crisis about her art.
Unfortunately, this is mostly because of the regrettable timing in implementing the bank recovery and resolution directive (BRRD).
The Portland, Oregon band was more enthusiastic than accomplished and had a regrettable tendency toward hand claps.
Doug Robinson of the Deseret News: Reset on track records is regrettable, but probably necessary.
Audi’s decision to forgo a manual transmission is regrettable on the Coronado.
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First Known Use of regrettable
Synonymsdeplorable, distressful, distressing, grievous, heartbreaking, heartrending, lamentable, tragic (also tragical), unfortunate, unlucky, woeful
Related Wordstroublesome, vexatious; affecting, doleful, moving, piteous, poignant, ruthful, touching; awful, dire, dreadful, fearful, severe, terrible; alarming, disturbing, perturbing, traumatic, unsettling; crushing, excruciating, harrowing, horrible, horrifying, intolerable, overwhelming, shocking, sickening, unbearable; miserable, pitiful, sad, wretched; calamitous, disastrous; painful, raging, sharp
Near Antonymsgratifying, pleasing, rewarding, satisfying; comforting, encouraging, heartening; cheering, heartwarming, inspiring; fortunate, happy, lucky
REGRETTABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of regrettable for English Language Learners
: causing sadness or disappointment
REGRETTABLE Defined for Kids
Definition of regrettable for Students
- a regrettable mistake
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