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Meaning & Definition of Regret in English

English

Regret

/rəgrɛt/

noun

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"
    synonym:
  • sorrow
  • ,
  • regret
  • ,
  • rue
  • ,
  • ruefulness

verb

1. Feel remorse for

  • Feel sorry for
  • Be contrite about
    synonym:
  • repent
  • ,
  • regret
  • ,
  • rue

2. Feel sad about the loss or absence of

    synonym:
  • regret

3. Decline formally or politely

  • "I regret i can't come to the party"
    synonym:
  • regret

4. Express with regret

  • "I regret to say that you did not gain admission to harvard"
    synonym:
  • regret

Examples of using

I don't regret it one bit.
He'll regret it sooner or later.
I regret nothing.