regrettable

adjective re·gret·ta·ble \ ri-ˈgre-tə-bəl \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of regrettable

: deserving regret

Examples of regrettable in a Sentence

  1. His decision to quit is regrettable.

  2. It was a regrettable mistake.

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First Known Use of regrettable

1603


REGRETTABLE Defined for English Language Learners

regrettable

adjective

Definition of regrettable for English Language Learners

  • : causing sadness or disappointment


REGRETTABLE Defined for Kids

regrettable

adjective re·gret·ta·ble \ ri-ˈgre-tə-bəl \

Definition of regrettable for Students

: causing sorrow or disappointment
  • a regrettable mistake

regrettably

\-blē\ adverb


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