Regret - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈɡret|  American pronunciation of the word regret
Brit.  |rɪˈɡrɛt|  British pronunciation of the word regret


- sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment(syn: rue, ruefulness, sorrow)


- feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about (syn: repent, rue)
- feel sad about the loss or absence of
- decline formally or politely
- express with regret


Don't say anything you might regret later.

I deeply regret what I said.

She does not regret leaving him.

He regrets not traveling more when he was younger.

He says he doesn't regret anything that he's done in his life.

She has no regrets about leaving him.

My greatest regret is not going to college.

To my regret, I never visited Europe.

It is with deep regret that he is announcing his resignation.

My coworker gives her regrets for not being able to attend the meeting.

I regret having to leave so early.

Everyone regretted his being dismissed.

We regret that we cannot accept your invitation.

We regret to inform you that your position has been eliminated.

I don't regret moving to York.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: regret
he/she/it: regrets
present participle: regretting
past tense: regretted
past participle: regretted
singular: regret
plural: regrets
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