Definition of regrettable
: deserving regret
Examples of regrettable in a Sentence
His decision to quit is regrettable.
It was a regrettable mistake.
Recent Examples of regrettable from the Web
Audi’s decision to forgo a manual transmission is regrettable on the Coronado.
But this wasn’t the paper’s only regrettable response to Wednesday’s attack.
Her actions are regrettable; yours don't have to be.
The regrettable equalizer Rinne ceded came as Nashville remained pinned in its zone after killing a Pittsburgh power-play, with Guentzel, positioned by the near post, squeezing a rebound between Rinne’s body and glove at 16:36.
A regrettable first inning led to an abbreviated evening for Kenta Maeda.
By Vinterberg’s standards, the drama feels meek; there’s a regrettable subplot about an ailing child, and a surprising number of characters linger in the margins.
Observing the film’s horrors with the same neutral gaze as its softer moments, Fingleton seems to acknowledge that when society falls apart, empathy might be the first and most regrettable casualty.
If not for an error from his defense and one regrettable pitch to the white-hot Anthony Rendon, the outing for Seattle starter Sam Gaviglio and the outcome for the Mariners might be much different.
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First Known Use of regrettable
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
: causing sorrow or disappointment a regrettable mistake
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