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Definitions of regret

  1. feel sad about the loss or absence of Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. be sorry; "I regret to say..." Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. decline formally or politely; "I regret I can't come to the party" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment; "he drank to drown his sorrows"; "he wrote a note expressing his regret"; "to his rue, the error cost him the game" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. regret strongly; "I deplore this hostile action"; "we lamented the loss of benefits" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. be sorry; "I regret to say that you did not gain admission to Harvard" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. Dislike; aversion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To experience regret on account of; to lose or miss with a sense of regret; to feel sorrow or dissatisfaction on account of (the happening or the loss of something); as, to regret an error; to regret lost opportunities or friends. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Those affective states which can be experienced and have arousing and motivational properties. Medical Dictionary DB
  12. Mental sorrow for anything, as for past conduct or neglect. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To remember with distress; wish that (something) had not happened; feel sorry for the loss of; as, what we lose, we regret. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Regretted. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Regretting. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To grieve at: to remember with sorrow:-pr.p. regretting: pa.t. and pa.p. regretted. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Sorrow for anything: concern: remorse. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Sorrow; remorse; concern; grief for the past. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. To grieve at; remember with sorrow. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. To look back to with distress; grieve over; remember with longing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Sorrow for something that can not be recalled or prevented; grief; concern. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Regretful. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Regretly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Pain of mind due to reflection on some loss or past action or negligence; sorrow. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. To remember with sorrow; to grieve at; to lament. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. A slight degree of grief or sorrow arising from some occurrence of the past; pain of conscience for some fault; slight remorse. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. To remember with pain of mind; to grieve at; to be sorry for; to repent of. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. r[=e]-gret', v.t. to grieve at: to remember with sorrow:--pr.p. regret'ting; pa.t. and pa.p. regret'ted.--n. sorrow for anything: concern: remorse: a written expression of regret.--adj. REGRET'FUL, full of regret.--adv. REGRET'FULLY.--adj. REGRET'TABLE.--adv. REGRET'TABLY. [O. Fr. regrater, to desire, prob. from L. re-, again, and an Old Low Ger. form, appearing in A.S. gr['æ]tan, Goth. gretan, to weep, Scot. greet. Others explain as from L. re-, in neg. sense, and gratus, pleasing.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  29. Be sorry for loss of, wish one could have again; be distressed about or sorry for (event, fact), grieve at, repent (action &c.); be sorry to say &c. or that (esp. in polite refusal of invitation &c.); hence regrettable a., regrettably adv. (N.) sorrow for loss of person or thing (often for); repentance or annoyance concerning thing (left un) done (has no rr.; express r. for, esp. make apology or ask pardon for); vexation or disappointment caused by occurrence or situation (hear with r. of or that; refuse with much r. or many rr.); hence (of person or feeling) regretful a., regretfully adv. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  30. n. Grief; sorrow;—pain of mind at something causing unhappiness; sorrowful longing; —pain of conscience; remorse; repentance; penitence. Cabinet Dictionary

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