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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 for "regretful":

    regrettable, regret

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How to say regretful in sign language?

  1. regretful

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How to use regretful in a sentence?

  1. Powertech Chairman D.K. Tsai:

    I am regretful that this matter became emotional for society and a political factor.

  2. Kristen Stewart:

    I am thrilled. I love movies. I don't have those nagging, regretful feelings about either of them, it is a miracle.

  3. 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.

  4. Joseph Wu:

    I along with our country's people feel sad, angry and regretful, china grabbing our allies and giving us pressure in the diplomatic space will not shrink the distance across the (Taiwan) strait and will not let cross-strait relations walk on a peaceful, friendly path.

  5. Jussie Smollett:

    They feel regretful that they put their trust in the wrong person.


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