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Synonyms for regretful
rɪˈgrɛt fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. regretful, sorry, bad(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. regretful(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    sorrowful, rueful, repining

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    regrettable, regret

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How to use regretful in a sentence?

  1. 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

  2. Formosa Fun Coast:

    We are very regretful (for) this accident that caused injuries to many victims, the most urgent matter currently for us is to handle and assist with ... victims on the scene and work comprehensively with the New Taipei Fire Department.

  3. Bill Clinton:

    What happened to you is a travesty and I can't even imagine what you went through and how terrible those days and nights must have been for all those years, and I know that all of us are so regretful that you or any person has to go through what you did. And I hope that now that you are standing here before us that you will have whatever path in life you choose going forward.

  4. Paul Ryan:

    Obviously last Friday was regretful. Obviously, House Republican members did not want to see House Republican members members take down the farm bill.

  5. Tom Saxlund:

    A lot of people are regretful they weren't fitter... but busy lives take over.


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