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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. Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun:

    We regret that we have not reached levels where children can go to schools safely even though we mobilized all our capabilities to substantially decrease risks of infection, it is difficult to guarantee the safety of children as the sizable number of new patients emerge every day, and there are concerns that it might spread again from schools to homes and communities.

  2. Yolande Korkie:

    We have lost, but one can never regret when you have lived with people that have nothing.

  3. Jeff Ashton:

    While I indulged my curiosity about the site, it never went beyond that, these were incredibly stupid choices. I ask for the public's forgiveness for my shortcomings, but those choices have had absolutely no impact on the performance of my official duties. I regret that I have given ammunition to those who seek to discredit the work our office does. I am proud of the work, and what we've accomplished thus far, but today I'm not very proud of myself.

  4. Angela Kiszko:

    I regret not taking him overseas when I had the chance.

  5. Soren Kierkegaard, Either/Or:

    If you marry you will regret it. If you do not marry you will regret it. If you marry or do not marry, you will regret it.

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