Regret
Regret Re*gret" (r?*gr?t"), n. [F., fr. regretter. See {Regret}, v.] 1. Pain of mind on account of something done or experienced in the past, with a wish that it had been different; a looking back with dissatisfaction or with longing; grief; sorrow; especially, a mourning on account of the loss of some joy, advantage, or satisfaction. ``A passionate regret at sin.'' --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]

What man does not remember with regret the first time he read Robinson Crusoe? --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

Never any prince expressed a more lively regret for the loss of a servant. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

From its peaceful bosom [the grave] spring none but fond regrets and tender recollections. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]

2. Dislike; aversion. [Obs.] --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Grief; concern; sorrow; lamentation; repentance; penitence; self-condemnation.

Usage: {Regret}, {Remorse}, {Compunction}, {Contrition}, {Repentance}. Regret does not carry with it the energy of remorse, the sting of compunction, the sacredness of contrition, or the practical character of repentance. We even apply the term regret to circumstance over which we have had no control, as the absence of friends or their loss. When connected with ourselves, it relates rather to unwise acts than to wrong or sinful ones. --C. J. Smith. [1913 Webster]


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  • regret — [ r(ə)grɛ ] n. m. • 1530; faire regret de « manifester sa douleur à propos de » 1170; de regretter I ♦ État de conscience douloureux causé par la perte d un bien. Regret du pays natal. ⇒ nostalgie. « S attarder aux vains regrets du passé »… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • regret — REGRET. s. m. Déplaisir d avoir perdu un bien qu on avoit, ou que l on pouvoit avoir. J ay grand regret à mon Amy qui est mort. il a grand regret à l occasion qu il a perduë. il a eu de bonne marchandise, il ne doit pas avoir regret à son argent …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • regret — Regret, Desyderium. N avoir point de regret à son adolescence, Non requirere adolescentiam, B. ex Cic. De regret de celles qui estoyent demeurées derriere, Ad desyderium relictarum. Estre esmeu du regret d aucun, Desyderio alicuius moueri. Je ne… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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  • Regret — Студийный альбом EverEve …   Википедия

  • Regret — Re*gret , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Regretted} ( t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Regretting}.] [F. regretter, OF. regreter; L. pref. re re + a word of Teutonic origin; cf. Goth. gr[=e]tan to weep, Icel. gr[=a]ta. See {Greet} to lament.] To experience regret …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • regret — regrèt m. fr. regret. Cu si pren sensa amor pòu ben si quitar sens regret prov. . voir pentiment …   Diccionari Personau e Evolutiu

  • regret — [n] upset over past action affliction, anguish, annoyance, apologies, apology, bitterness, care, compunction, concern, conscience, contrition, demur, disappointment, discomfort, dissatisfaction, dole, grief, heartache, heartbreak, lamentation,… …   New thesaurus

  • regret — [ri gret′] vt. regretted, regretting [ME regretten < OFr regreter, to bewail the dead < re + Gmc base as in OE gretan, ON grata, Goth gretan, to weep] 1. to feel sorry about or mourn for (a person or thing gone, lost, etc.) 2. to feel… …   English World dictionary

  • Regret — (fr., spr. R greh), 1) Bedauern; 2) Reue; davon: Regrettiren, bedauern …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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