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  Words related to regret

Related / Similar Words: sorrow, rue, ruefulness, repent

 

Definition:
  • 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";
  • be sorry; "I regret to say that you did not gain admission to Harvard";
  • decline formally or politely; "I regret I can''t come to the party";
  • feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about;
  • feel sad about the loss or absence of;

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    Hyponyms: attrition, contrition, contriteness, compunction, remorse, self-reproach, fear

     

    Derivational Morphology: repent, rue, grieve, sorrow, ruefulness, repentance, penitence, penance

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 后悔   Danish: angre  
    Dutch: betreuren and spijt   Finnish: katua and katumus  
    French: regret and regretter   German: bedauern and Reue  
    Greek: λύπη and μετανιώνω   Hungarian: sajnál  
    Italian: rammarico and rimpiangere   Japanese: 後悔 and 残念に思う  
    Korean: 후회하다   Portuguese: lamentar and pesar  
    Russian: сожаление and сожалеть   Spanish: lamentar and pesar  
    Swedish: ånger and beklaga  
     
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