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Adjective
Expressing sorrow or regret, especially in a wry or humorous way
“The island's startling natural beauty can be a rueful reminder of what once was, up and down the Caribbean archipelago.”
Adjective
Expressing or suggesting mourning
“… the rueful faces of friends and family who had gathered to pay their last respects.”
Adjective
Expressing sorrow or regret, especially in a wry or humorous way
“… the rueful, desperate poverty of people in parts of the Third World.”
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