Thesaurus

regret

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of regret

  1. a feeling of responsibility for wrongdoing she was consumed with regret for belittling him in public and felt much better once she had apologized Synonyms contriteness, contrition, penitence, guilt, remorse, remorsefulness, repentance, rue, self-reproach, shameRelated Words compunction, misgiving, prick, qualm, scruple; blame, culpability, fault; liability, rap, responsibility; chagrin, embarrassment; anguish, distress, grief, ruth, sadness, sorrow; bloodguilt, bloodguiltiness; apology, excuses, hand-wringing, mea culpaAntonyms impenitence, remorselessness


regret

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of regret

  1. to feel sorry or dissatisfied about we regret any inconvenience that we may have caused you Synonyms bemoan, deplore, lament, repent, rue Related Words ache (for), bewail, grieve (for), mourn, sorrow (for) Near Antonyms delight (in), enjoy, relish, revel (in), savor (also savour)


Learn More about regret


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up regret? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

an extremely thin woman

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!