Regretfully
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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  • regretfully — ► ADVERB 1) in a regretful manner. 2) it is regrettable that. USAGE The established sense of regretfully is ‘in a regretful manner’. However, it is now sometimes used with the meaning ‘it is regrettable that, regrettably’, although… …   English terms dictionary

  • regretfully — re|gret|ful|ly [rıˈgretfəli] adv 1.) feeling sad because you do not want to do what you are doing ▪ I must go, he said regretfully. 2.) [sentence adverb] formal used to talk about a situation that you wish was different or that you are sorry… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • regretfully — re|gret|ful|ly [ rı gretf(ə)li ] adverb 1. ) with sad or sorry feelings: I have to go now, Meg said regretfully. 2. ) FORMAL used for introducing bad news or something you wish you did not have to say: Regretfully, you still have to pay the fine… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • regretfully — adverb 1》 in a regretful manner. 2》 it is regrettable that; unfortunately. Usage Regretfully is used as a normal adverb to mean ‘in a regretful manner’, but it is also used as a sentence adverb meaning ‘it is regrettable that’ (regretfully,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • regretfully — adverb 1 feeling sad because you do not want to do what you are doing: She looked at her watch and turned regretfully towards home. 2 (sentence adverb) used to talk about a situation that you wish was different or that you are sorry about:… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • regretfully — UK [rɪˈɡretf(ə)lɪ] / US adverb 1) with sad or sorry feelings I have to go now, Meg said regretfully. 2) formal used for introducing bad news or something that you wish you did not have to say Regretfully, you still have to pay the £3,000 you owe …   English dictionary

  • regretfully — adv. Regretfully is used with these verbs: ↑shake …   Collocations dictionary

  • regretfully —  , regrettably  The first means with feelings of regret ( Regretfully they said their farewells ); the second means unfortunately ( Regrettably I did not have enough money to buy it ) …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • regretfully — adverb with regret (used in polite formulas) (Freq. 1) I must regretfully decline your kind invitation • Derived from adjective: ↑regretful …   Useful english dictionary

  • regretfully — adverb Date: 1682 1. with regret 2. it is to be regretted …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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