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Meaning & Definition of Rue in English

English

Rue

/ru/

noun

1. European strong-scented perennial herb with grey-green bitter-tasting leaves

  • An irritant similar to poison ivy
    synonym:
  • rue
  • ,
  • herb of grace
  • ,
  • Ruta graveolens

2. Leaves sometimes used for flavoring fruit or claret cup but should be used with great caution: can cause irritation like poison ivy

    synonym:
  • rue

3. 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

4. (french) a street or road in france

    synonym:
  • rue

verb

1. Feel remorse for

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