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  Definition of regret
  1. 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"
  2. be sorry; "I regret to say that you did not gain admission to Harvard"
  3. decline formally or politely; "I regret I can''t come to the party"
  4. feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
  5. feel sad about the loss or absence of
Similar Words: sorrow, rue, ruefulness, repent

 

Hyponyms: attrition, contrition, contriteness, compunction, remorse, self-reproach, fear

 

Derivational Morphology: repent, rue, grieve, sorrow, ruefulness, repentance, penitence, penance

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 后悔   Danish: angre  
Dutch: betreuren and spijt   Finnish: katua and katumus  
French: regret and regretter   German: bedauern and Reue  
Greek: λύπη and μετανιώνω   Hungarian: sajnál  
Italian: rammarico and rimpiangere   Japanese: 後悔 and 残念に思う  
Korean: 후회하다   Portuguese: lamentar and pesar  
Russian: сожаление and сожалеть   Spanish: lamentar and pesar  
Swedish: ånger and beklaga  
 
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