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Having the character or quality of contriteness
“The island's startling natural beauty can be a rueful reminder of what once was, up and down the Caribbean archipelago.”
Suggestive or expressive of sorrow, distress or regret
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“She cast a rueful glance at the ruins of her childhood home, filled with sorrow and regret for the memories lost.”
Provoking pity, compassion, or sympathy
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“After hearing about her heartbreaking loss, I couldn't help but feel rueful for the young orphan.”
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