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Synonyms for regret

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. regret

    Grief is acute mental pain resulting from loss, misfortune, or deep disappointment. Grief is more acute and less enduring than sorrow. Sorrow and grief are for definite cause; sadness and melancholy may arise from a vague sense of want or loss, from a low state of health, or other ill-defined cause; sadness may be momentary; melancholy is more enduring, and may become chronic. Affliction expresses a deep heart-sorrow and is applied also to the misfortune producing such sorrow; mourning most frequently denotes sorrow publicly expressed, or the public expression of such sorrow as may reasonably be expected; as, it is common to observe thirty days of mourning on the death of an officer of state.

    See synonyms for HAPPINESS.

    affliction, distress, grief, melancholy, mourning, sadness, sorrow, tribulation, trouble, wo

    Grief at a loss; for a friend.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. regretverb

    grieve, lament, repent, miss, desiderate, deplore

    welcome, hail, approve, abandon, abjure, forget, disregard

  2. regretnoun

    sorrow, grief, concern, remorse, lamentation, repentance

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sorrow, regret, rue, ruefulnessverb

    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"

    ruefulness, grief, rue, sorrow, sorrowfulness, herb of grace, sadness

  2. repent, regret, rueverb

    feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about

    atone, repent, rue

  3. regretverb

    feel sad about the loss or absence of

    repent, rue

  4. regretverb

    decline formally or politely

    "I regret I can't come to the party"

    repent, rue

  5. regretverb

    express with regret

    "I regret to say that you did not gain admission to Harvard"

    repent, rue

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Editors Contribution

  1. entschuldigen

    a new approach to what was hastily handled, more inline to the actuality.

    an attitudinal difference from her reaction after considering the nuisances

    Submitted by greenwriter60 on March 30, 2019  
  2. kick oneself

    Submitted by anonymous on December 22, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. regretnoun

    grief, sorrow

  2. regretnoun

    penitence, compunction, remorse, repentance, contrition

  3. regretverb

    lament, grieve at, be sorry for

  4. regretverb

    repent, repent of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. regretnoun

    sorrow, compunction, deprecation, rue

  2. regretverb

    deplore, be sorry for, rue, deprecate

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How to use regret in a sentence?

  1. Liu Huizhen:

    Little Hong simply wouldn't leave, and said that Little Hong'd regret it if leaves. Little Hong says Little Hong doesn't want( to leave) even if all the money in the world is given to Little Hong, Little Hong only wants Little Hong parents, these boys are going to be orphaned, with no-one to take care of them.

  2. Joe Biden:

    The woman should be given the benefit of the doubt and not be abused again by the system, my biggest regret was, I didn't know how I could shut you off because you were a senator and you were attacking Anita Hill character. ... Anita Hill character got victimized during the process.

  3. Tom Zegan:

    Never regret something that truly made you happy.

  4. Joseph Chait:

    My actions were wrong and I regret them every single day.

  5. Martin Sellner:

    I can only regret whats my fault. I dont see any possibility for me to have spotted anything terrorist in this donation or the emails at the time.

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