Definition of Ruefulness

1. Noun. Sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment. "To his rue, the error cost him the game"

Exact synonyms: Regret, Rue, Sorrow
Generic synonyms: Sadness, Unhappiness
Specialized synonyms: Attrition, Contriteness, Contrition, Compunction, Remorse, Self-reproach
Derivative terms: Regret, Regret, Regret, Rue, Rueful, Sorrow



Definition of Ruefulness

1. Noun. The property of being rueful. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ruefulness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ruefulness

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Literary usage of Ruefulness

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1. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (1839)
"... are neither of you employed in a situation of trust again. You may leave the room." " I hope," said Mr. Bumble, looking about him with great ruefulness, ..."

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