Regretful
Regretful Re*gret"ful (-f?l), a. Full of regret; indulging in regrets; repining. -- {Re*gret"ful*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • regretful — regretful, regrettable Regretful means ‘feeling regret’ and applies to a person, whereas regrettable means ‘causing regret’ and applies to an action: • He did not crave recognition, but was understandably regretful about his lack of it E.… …   Modern English usage

  • regretful — index contrite, penitent, remorseful, repentant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • regretful — 1640s, “full of regret,” from REGRET (Cf. regret) + FUL (Cf. ful). Regretfully incorrectly used in place of regrettably since at least 1965. “A regrettable use, prob. after HOPEFULLY” [OED] …   Etymology dictionary

  • regretful — [adj] sad, sorry apologetic, ashamed, attritional, compunctious, contrite, disappointed, mournful, penitent, remorseful, repentant, rueful, sorrowful; concept 403 Ant. content, happy, not guilty, satisfied …   New thesaurus

  • regretful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ feeling or showing regret. DERIVATIVES regretfulness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • regretful — [[t]rɪgre̱tfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ about n, ADJ that If you are regretful, you show that you regret something. Mr Griffin gave a regretful smile... Surprisingly, she didn t feel nervous, or regretful about her actions. Derived words:… …   English dictionary

  • regretful — re|gret|ful [rıˈgretfəl] adj someone who is regretful feels sorry or disappointed ▪ She apologized and sounded genuinely regretful …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • regretful — See regretful, regrettable …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • regretful — re|gret|ful [ rı gretfl ] adjective sad or sorry: George sounded a little regretful that he hadn t been there …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • regretful — adjective feeling or showing regret: Shannon shook her head with a regretful smile. Derivatives regretfulness noun …   English new terms dictionary

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