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1. rue

noun. ['ˈruː'] sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment.

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • increase
  • accept
  • gladden
  • incognizance

Etymology

  • hreow (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • hreowan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word rue


1. Noun, singular or mass
A sprinkling of the dried herb rue may warn her away from her target.

2. rue

noun. ['ˈruː'] leaves sometimes used for flavoring fruit or claret cup but should be used with great caution: can cause irritation like poison ivy.

Synonyms

  • herb of grace
  • herb

Antonyms

  • enjoy
  • suffer
  • stay

Etymology

  • hreow (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • hreowan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. rue

noun. ['ˈruː'] (French) a street or road in France.

Antonyms

  • cheerfulness

Etymology

  • hreow (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • hreowan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. rue

noun. ['ˈruː'] European strong-scented perennial herb with grey-green bitter-tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy.

Synonyms

  • herb
  • herb of grace
  • genus Ruta
  • Ruta
  • Ruta graveolens

Antonyms

  • happy
  • feeling
  • bonheur
  • merriment

Etymology

  • hreow (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • hreowan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. rue

verb. ['ˈruː'] feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about.

Synonyms

  • repent
  • experience
  • regret

Antonyms

  • gladfulness
  • gladness
  • belonging
  • unhappy

Etymology

  • hreow (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • hreowan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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