HyperDic: ruefulness

English > 1 sense of the word ruefulness:
NOUNfeelingruefulness, sorrow, regret, ruesadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
English > ruefulness: 1 sense > noun 1, feeling
Meaningsadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment.
Synonymssorrow, regret, rue
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
Adjectivesruefulfeeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins / sins or offenses

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