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Synonyms for regret
rɪˈgrɛt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sorrow, regret, rue, ruefulness(verb)

    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"

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

  2. repent, regret, rue(verb)

    feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about

    Synonyms:
    atone, repent, rue

  3. regret(verb)

    feel sad about the loss or absence of

    Synonyms:
    repent, rue

  4. regret(verb)

    decline formally or politely

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

    Synonyms:
    repent, rue

  5. regret(verb)

    express with regret

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

    Synonyms:
    repent, rue

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.

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

    Preposition:
    Grief at a loss; for a friend.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. regret(v)

    Synonyms:
    grieve, lament, repent, miss, desiderate, deplore

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

  2. regret(n)

    Synonyms:
    sorrow, grief, concern, remorse, lamentation, repentance

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  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. regret(n.)

    Synonyms:
    grief, sorrow

  2. regret(n.)

    Synonyms:
    penitence, compunction, remorse, repentance, contrition

  3. regret(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    lament, grieve at, be sorry for

  4. regret(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    repent, repent of

How to use regret in a sentence?

  1. Onalaska ISD Superintendent Lynn Redden:

    I totally regret it.

  2. Cindy Laporta:

    I very much regret it.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    I do not regret that at all.

  4. Vanna Bonta:

    Do it right, regret nothing.

  5. President Obama:

    I profoundly regret what happened.

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