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Synonyms for regretful
rɪˈgrɛt fəlre·gret·ful

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Wiktionary

  1. regretfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    sorrowful, rueful, repining

Princeton's WordNet

  1. regretful, sorry, badadjective

    feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone

    "felt regretful over his vanished youth"; "regretful over mistakes she had made"; "he felt bad about breaking the vase"

    Synonyms:
    speculative, deplorable, big, no-account, dismal, dark, disconsolate, uncollectible, no-count, good-for-nothing, blue, tough, no-good, unfit, high-risk, grim, sad, risky, good-for-naught, lamentable, unsound, spoilt, distressing, bad, spoiled, forged, sorry, pitiful, gloomy, drab, dingy, dreary, defective, drear, meritless

    Antonyms:
    unregretting, unregretful

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "regretful":

    regrettable, regret

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How to use regretful in a sentence?

  1. Flavio Caetano:

    It is regretful and weird that, on the eve of an impeachment vote, another blatant lie regarding Dilma's reelection campaign is highlighted by media.

  2. Val Demings of Florida:

    We have no reason to believe that The President has learned anything, if The President had, perhaps The President would have began the State of the Union address the other night by apologizing to the American people. That what The President did was wrong and The President's regretful for it. We haven't heard that.

  3. Jim Jordan:

    No one wants another tragedy. No one wants this to happen again. That's why it's regretful that Democrats have rushed to a markup today in what seems more like political theater than a real attempt at improving public safety or finding solutions, democrats never once reached out to us to seek our input on the legislation we are considering here today.

  4. Foreign Affairs spokesperson Arrmanatha Nasir:

    The officer was inquiring about the physical condition of Mr Chan, ... It is regretful that this photo is being used by the media to portray something more than what it really is - CNN, 24-Apr-15

  5. Linda Stone:

    The recording appears to be a compilation of audio clips, many of which involve private conversations between two adults with no other persons/children present. The recording contains regretful conversations between these adults.


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