Examples of regrettable in a Sentence
His decision to quit is regrettable.
It was a regrettable mistake.
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The regrettable court fight burst into public view in March, when Howard Forman filed for divorce.
Still, this was a breaking point, regrettable if the triumph of the Reformation was the thing to be desired.
The snobbery arrow has been reversed, with the actors and journalists and intellectuals considering the royal family a bit dim and regrettable.
Thiago left the Nou Camp back in 2013 in an eyebrow-raising €25m move, one that has arguably been Barcelona's most regrettable transfer decision of modern times.
Good people make mistakes and do regrettable and even disgusting things.
In a country where the fight to protect land rights provokes violent retaliation, the murder in March 2016 of another environmental defender might simply have receded into a grim tally of regrettable losses.
At one level, that's understandable -- if regrettable.
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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
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