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Noun
A feeling of having committed wrong or failed in an obligation
“I was consumed with regret for belittling him in public and felt an overwhelming need to apologize.”
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(one's regrets) A polite apology for, or sadness at, an occurrence or an inability to accept an invitation
“I appear before you to offer my deepest regrets and unqualified apologies to a traumatized nation.”
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A feeling of sadness or disappointment over an occurrence
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“She would have had little regret had the courts sentenced her aggressor to death.”
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A state of disapproval or feeling of unfulfillment
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A sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past
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A regretful acknowledgment of an offense or failure
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A sudden sensation of misgiving
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Regret over buying something
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To feel repentant over
“I regret the harsh words that were spoken in my fit of anger.”
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To mourn or feel sorrow over
“I regret not having made peace with my father before his passing.”
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To have a sinking feeling
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To feel intense sorrow or anguish
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Give reluctantly or resentfully
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Express remorse, regret
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To hold or have a negative opinion of
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To think deeply about something that makes one unhappy, angry, or worried
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