Regret

Definition of Regret

Re`gret´   Pronunciation: r?`gr?t´
n.1.Pain of mind on account of something done or experienced in the past, with a wish that it had been different; a looking back with dissatisfaction or with longing; grief; sorrow; especially, a mourning on account of the loss of some joy, advantage, or satisfaction.
What man does not remember with regret the first time he read Robinson Crusoe?
- Macaulay.
Never any prince expressed a more lively regret for the loss of a servant.
From its peaceful bosom [the grave] spring none but fond regrets and tender recollections.
- W. Irving.
2.Dislike; aversion.
v. t.1.To experience regret on account of; to lose or miss with a sense of regret; to feel sorrow or dissatisfaction on account of (the happening or the loss of something); as, to regret an error; to regret lost opportunities or friends.
[imp. & p. p. Regretted (-tĕd); p. pr. & vb. n. Regretting.]
Calmly he looked on either life, and here
Saw nothing to regret, or there to fear.
- Pope.
In a few hours they [the Israelites] began to regret their slavery, and to murmur against their leader.
- Macaulay.
Recruits who regretted the plow from which they had been violently taken.
- Macaulay.

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abject apology, acknowledgment, affliction, anguish, apologies, apology, attrition, ayenbite of inwit, be sorry for, bewail, bitterness, breast-beating, care, confession, contriteness, contrition, demur, deplore, deprecate, disappointment, disapprove, dole, dolor, excuse, feel sorry for, grieve, guilt, heartache, heartbreak, mea culpa, mourn, mournfulness, pangs of conscience, penitence, refusal, regretfulness, regrets, regretting, remorse of conscience, remorsefulness, repent, repentance, repine, repining, rue, rue the day, ruefulness, sadness, second thoughts, self-condemnation, self-reproach, shame, shamefacedness, shamefastness, shamefulness, sorriness, weep over, wistfulness, woe
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