Synonyms and Antonyms of rueful
- the rueful faces of friends and family who had gathered to pay their last respects
black, bleak, cheerless, comfortless, dark, darkening, desolate, dismal, dreary, funereal, gloomy, glum, gray (also grey), joyless, low, miserable, moody, morbid, morose, pathetic, pessimistic, piteous, saturnine, somber (or sombre), sullen, wretched
- a rueful youth who had come to ask for forgiveness for online bullying
- the rueful, desperate poverty of people in parts of the Third World
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