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rueful

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2 feeling sorrow for a wrong that one has done
  • a rueful youth who had come to ask for forgiveness for online bullying

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3 deserving of one's pity
  • the rueful, desperate poverty of people in parts of the Third World

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The first known use of rueful was in the 13th century

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“Rueful.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rueful. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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