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  Definition of ruefulness
  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"
Similar Words: sorrow, regret, rue

 

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

 

Derivational Morphology: repent, regret, rue, grieve, sorrow

 

 
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