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Definitions of regret

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To grieve at; remember with sorrow. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. 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.
  6. feel sad about the loss or absence of Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. be sorry; "I regret to say..." Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. decline formally or politely; "I regret I can't come to the party" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. To remember with sorrow; to grieve at; to lament. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. 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.
  12. Regretting. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. 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
  14. regret strongly; "I deplore this hostile action"; "we lamented the loss of benefits" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. be sorry; "I regret to say that you did not gain admission to Harvard" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. 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
  17. Mental sorrow for anything, as for past conduct or neglect. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Sorrow for anything: concern: remorse. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Sorrow; remorse; concern; grief for the past. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Regretly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Regretful. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Regretted. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for regret

  1. One may almost regret that he did not send it. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  2. You ought to make the attempt; I don't believe you would regret it. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
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