HyperDic: regret

English > 5 senses of the word regret:
NOUNfeelingregret, sorrow, rue, ruefulnesssadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
VERBemotionregret, repent, ruefeel remorse for
emotionregretfeel sad about the loss or absence of
communicationregretdecline formally or politely
communicationregretexpress with regret
regret > pronunciation
Soundsrahgreh't; rihgreh't
Rhymesabet ... yet: 108 rhymes with eht...
English > regret: 5 senses > noun 1, feeling
Meaningsadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment.
Example "he wrote a note expressing his regret"
Synonymssorrow, rue, ruefulness
Narrowerattrition, contrition, contritenesssorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation
compunction, remorse, self-reproachA feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
Broadersadness, unhappinessemotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
Spanishpesadumbre, pesar
Catalanpesar, recança, remordiment
Verbsregretexpress with regret
regretfeel remorse for
regretfeel sad about the loss or absence of
English > regret: 5 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningFeel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE; Somebody ----s VERB-ing
ModelThey regret to move
Synonymsrepent, rue
Entailed bymissFeel or suffer from the lack of
Broaderfeel, experienceUndergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind
Spanisharrepentirse, arrepentir, deplorar, lamentar, sentir
Catalandeplorar, penedir-se, sentir
Nounsregretsadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
English > regret: 5 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningFeel sad about the loss or absence of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
BroadermissFeel or suffer from the lack of
Spanishlamentar
Catalanlamentar
Nounsregretsadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
English > regret: 5 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningdecline formally or politely.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Example"I regret I can't come to the party"
Broaderrefuse, declineshow unwillingness towards
Similar toregretExpress with regret
Spanishlamentar, sentir
Catalanlamentar, sentir
English > regret: 5 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningExpress with regret.
PatternSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Example"I regret to say that you did not gain admission to Harvard"
NarrowerfearBe sorry
BroaderinformImpart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
Similar toregretdecline formally or politely
Spanishlamentar, sentir
Nounsregretsadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment

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