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Definition of "regret" []

  • To feel sorry, disappointed, or distressed about. (verb-transitive)
  • To remember with a feeling of loss or sorrow; mourn. (verb-transitive)
  • To feel regret. (verb-intransitive)
  • A sense of loss and longing for someone or something gone. (noun)
  • A feeling of disappointment or distress about something that one wishes could be different. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "regret" in a sentence
  • "My main regret is that I hardly ever finish my projects."
  • "Our main regret is that the Tory leader didn't look to Margaret Thatcher as his role model as well."
  • "My main regret is that finances didn't extend to a print run."
Words like "regret"
English words containing but not directly derived from: regret
English words derived from: regret