regret [ri-gret] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Definition:||upset over past action|
|Synonyms:||affliction, anguish, annoyance, apologies, apology, bitterness, care, compunction, concern, conscience, contrition, demur, disappointment, discomfort, dissatisfaction, dole, grief, heartache, heartbreak, lamentation, misgiving, nostalgia, pang, penitence, qualm, regretfulness, remorse, repentance, ruefulness, scruple, self-accusation, self-condemnation, self-disgust, self-reproach, sorrow, uneasiness, woe, worry|
|Notes:||regret carries no explicit admission that one is responsible for an incident, while remorse implies a sense of guilty responsibility and a greater feeling of personal pain and anguish|
|Antonyms:||contentedness, happiness, satisfaction|
|Category:||1. Passive Affections|
regretting; regretful; homesick., regretted; much to be regretted, regrettable; lamentable (bad).
'tis pity, 'tis too true; "sig'd and look'd and sigh'd again" [Dryden].
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