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 ?
Will you regret to part with Miss Murray, your sole remaining pupil and companion?
Assuredly I did not regret this circumstance: if sorrow had any place in my heart, it was that he was gone at last--that he was no longer walking by my side, and that that short interval of delightful intercourse was at an end.
I am disposed to admire and respect the 52-foot linear raters on the word of a man who regrets in such a sympathetic and understanding spirit the threatened decay of yachting seamanship.
Grant, with a temper to love and be loved, must have gone with some regret from the scenes and people she had been used to; but the same happiness of disposition must in any place, and any society, secure her a great deal to enjoy, and she had again a home to offer Mary; and Mary had had enough of her own friends, enough of vanity, ambition, love, and disappointment in the course of the last half-year, to be in need of the true kindness of her sister's heart, and the rational tranquillity of her ways.
he could not say love before them) "and happiness, a certain regret at losing my freedom.
When he was left alone, and recalled the conversation of these bachelor friends, Levin asked himself: had he in his heart that regret for his freedom of which they had spoken?
I deeply regret to tell you," he said, "that the law has proved too powerful for me.
I regret to say," the Prince answered, "that you will find it very far from a joking matter.
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.
You have guessed wrong; I do regret," she answered.
Still meditating on the cold reception that she had encountered, and still feeling the influence which mastered her in spite of herself, Francine interpreted Emily's return as an implied expression of regret.
I'faith, Aramis, believe me, there is little left to regret.
There was a dull pang of regret because it was not the kiss of love which had inflamed her, because it was not love which had held this cup of life to her lips.
Bonacieux who was to have paid him the price of his devotedness; but let us hasten to say that this sadness possessed the young man less from the regret of the happiness he had missed, than from the fear he entertained that some serious misfortune had befallen the poor woman.
She regrets leaving the tranquil retirement of this remote sea-side place--she dreads change.