regret


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Synonyms for regret

be or feel sorry about

Synonyms

  • be or feel sorry about
  • feel remorse about
  • be upset about
  • rue
  • deplore
  • bemoan
  • repent (of)
  • weep over
  • bewail
  • cry over spilt milk

Antonyms

  • be happy about
  • be satisfied with
  • rejoice over
  • have not looked back
  • feel satisfaction with

mourn

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Synonyms for regret

to feel or express sorrow for

unhappiness caused by the failure of one's hopes, desires, or expectations

a statement of acknowledgment expressing regret or asking pardon

Synonyms for regret

sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment

feel remorse for

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feel sad about the loss or absence of

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decline formally or politely

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express with regret

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References in classic literature ?
Thoughtfully, for I could not be here once more, and so near Agnes, without the revival of those regrets with which I had so long been occupied.
I had chosen this text-tell me, dear D'Artagnan, if it is not to your taste-'NON INUTILE EST DESIDERIUM IN OBLATIONE'; that is, 'A little regret is not unsuitable in an offering to the Lord.
Darcy's sister, as by Wickham's account, she would make him abundantly regret what he had thrown away.
Let us regret their absence to ourselves for our own sakes, but not speak of it.
Love and regret go hand in hand in this world of changes swifter than the shifting of the clouds reflected in the mirror of the sea.
In this world the penalty is less equal than could be wished; but without presuming to look forward to a juster appointment hereafter, we may fairly consider a man of sense, like Henry Crawford, to be providing for himself no small portion of vexation and regret: vexation that must rise sometimes to self-reproach, and regret to wretchedness, in having so requited hospitality, so injured family peace, so forfeited his best, most estimable, and endeared acquaintance, and so lost the woman whom he had rationally as well as passionately loved.
Do not regret our friendship," said Athos, "that will only die with ourselves.
Finding that I took an interest in the subject, he expressed a regret that the true nature and extent of his enterprise and its national character and importance had never been understood, and a wish that I would undertake to give an account of it.
She might not wonder, but she must sigh that her father should feel no degradation in his change, should see nothing to regret in the duties and dignity of the resident landholder, should find so much to be vain of in the littlenesses of a town; and she must sigh, and smile, and wonder too, as Elizabeth threw open the folding-doors and walked with exultation from one drawing-room to the other, boasting of their space; at the possibility of that woman, who had been mistress of Kellynch Hall, finding extent to be proud of between two walls, perhaps thirty feet asunder.
He has told me so with a warmth of manner which spoke his regret at having believed the contrary himself.
And it required still more character never to regret the sudden step.
I now, weak, old, diseased, poor, dying, hold still my soul in my hands, and I regret nothing.
It was like a long debauch, from which I emerged with regret that it should ever end.
And there's no use talking, I'm plumb soaking with regret that I can't put my arms around you again that time you leaned your head on my breast and cried in the wind and rain.
You have guessed wrong; I do regret," she answered.