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1. regret

verb. ['rəˈgrɛt, rɪˈgrɛt'] feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about.

Synonyms

  • rue
  • repent
  • experience

Antonyms

  • afraid
  • unafraid
  • fearlessness
  • disesteem

Etymology

  • regretten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • regreter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Regret

  • cabriolet
  • suffragette
  • sobriquet
  • minuet
  • luncheonette
  • laviolette
  • galudet
  • flageolet
  • falconet
  • dancanet
  • clarinet
  • calumet
  • antoinette
  • willamette
  • tagamet
  • statuette
  • slushayete
  • silhouette
  • sextet
  • quintet
  • quartet
  • pinochet
  • nicolette
  • nicolet
  • lorgnette
  • larroquette
  • kitchenette
  • intermet
  • henriette
  • cullinet

How do you pronounce regret?

Pronounce regret as rɪˈgrɛt.

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Sentences with regret


1. Adjective
A regret letter is a kinder term for a rejection letter.

2. Noun, singular or mass
But letters of regret do serve a purpose, and learning to write one well is important.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
You'll never say to yourself "boy, I regret being able to cook."

4. Verb, base form
The point here is to excuse yourself before you say something to your boyfriend that you might regret later.

Quotes about regret


1. Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.
- Ray Stannard Baker

2. Get correct views of life, and learn to see the world in its true light. It will enable you to live pleasantly, to do good, and, when summoned away, to leave without regret.
- Robert E. Lee

3. I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
- Nathan Hale

2. regret

noun. ['rəˈgrɛt, rɪˈgrɛt'] sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment.

Synonyms

  • sadness
  • unhappiness
  • attrition
  • rue
  • self-reproach
  • remorse
  • contriteness
  • compunction
  • contrition
  • ruefulness

Antonyms

  • joy
  • cheerfulness
  • increase
  • gladden

Etymology

  • regretten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • regreter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. regret

verb. ['rəˈgrɛt, rɪˈgrɛt'] feel sad about the loss or absence of.

Antonyms

  • overstate

Etymology

  • regretten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • regreter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. regret

verb. ['rəˈgrɛt, rɪˈgrɛt'] decline formally or politely.

Synonyms

  • refuse

Antonyms

  • suffer
  • stay

Etymology

  • regretten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • regreter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. regret

verb. ['rəˈgrɛt, rɪˈgrɛt'] express with regret.

Synonyms

  • inform

Antonyms

  • lose
  • enjoy

Etymology

  • regretten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • regreter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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