HyperDic: ruefully

English > 1 sense of the word ruefully:
ADVERBallruefully, contritely, remorsefullyin a rueful manner
ruefully > pronunciation
Soundsruw'fahliy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > ruefully: 1 sense > adverb 1
MeaningIn a rueful manner.
Example"'I made a big mistake,' he said ruefully"
Synonymscontritely, remorsefully
Spanishafligidamente, contritamente, tristemente
Adjectivesruefulfeeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins / sins or offenses

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