Definition of Regretful

1. Adjective. Feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone. "He felt bad about breaking the vase"

Exact synonyms: Bad, Sorry
Also: Penitent, Repentant
Antonyms: Unregretful



Definition of Regretful

1. a. Full of regret; indulging in regrets; repining.

Definition of Regretful

1. Adjective. Full of feelings of regret, indulging in regrets. ¹

2. Adjective. Sorrowful about what has been lost or done. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Regretful

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Regretful

regression toward the mean
regression tree
regressional
regressions
regressive
regressive-reconstructive approach
regressive staining
regressively
regressiveness
regressivities
regressivity
regressor
regressors
regret
regretable
regretful (current term)
regretfully
regretfulness
regretfulnesses
regreting
regretless
regrets
regrets only
regrettable
regrettably
regretted
regretter
regretters
regretting
regrew

Literary usage of Regretful

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Letters of Edward FitzGerald by Edward FitzGerald (1894)
"His Loss makes one's Life more dreary, and ' en revanche ' the end of it less regretful. To Mrs. Alfred Tennyson.^ WOODBRIDGE : March 22, [1881]. ..."

2. The Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare (1887)
"... u. l ; regretful thoughts of, ii. ê, end ; the assassination, tit. / ; justifies it, tit. 1 ; his speech, tit. 2 ; his love of books and music, iv. ..."

3. Letters of Sarah Orne Jewett by Sarah Orne Jewett (1911)
"Carlyle took no stock in Irving's wife, and he is so solemn and regretful about the Gift of Tongues and the squeals of a lady parishioner one day when he ..."

4. Letters of Sarah Orne Jewett by Sarah Orne Jewett (1911)
"Carlyle took no stock in Irving's wife, and he is so solemn and regretful about the Gift of Tongues and the squeals of a lady parishioner one day when he ..."

5. The Court and Reign of Francis the First, King of France: King of France by Pardoe (Julia) (1887)
"... —regretful exclamation of Francis—A soldier's monument. WHILE the friends of Bourbon were thus suffering the penalties of their adherence to his cause, ..."

6. Elephant-hunting in East Equatorial Africa: Being an Account of Three Years by Arthur H. Neumann (1898)
"... Easy stages—Astir betimes—A regretful shot—Diversity of zebra—A blessing in disguise—A salutary lesson—Implementing a promise—A spider and its prey— A ..."

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