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regretful

adjective

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2 feeling sorrow for a wrong that one has done
  • was truly regretful that she had yelled at him

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The first known use of regretful was in 1647

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“Regretful.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/regretful. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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