Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun regret

1 sense of regret

Sense 1
sorrow, regret, rue, ruefulness -- (sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment; "he drank to drown his sorrows"; "he wrote a note expressing his regret"; "to his rue, the error cost him the game")
       => sadness, unhappiness -- (emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb regret

4 senses of regret

Sense 1
repent, regret, rue -- (feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about)
       => feel, experience -- (undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret")

Sense 2
regret -- (feel sad about the loss or absence of)
       => miss -- (feel or suffer from the lack of; "He misses his mother")

Sense 3
regret -- (decline formally or politely; "I regret I can't come to the party")
       => refuse, decline -- (show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike")

Sense 4
regret -- (express with regret; "I regret to say that you did not gain admission to Harvard")
       => inform -- (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights")

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