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Definition 1: sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where regret or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he drank to drown his sorrows
  • he wrote a note expressing his regret
  • to his rue, the error cost him the game

Synonyms for regret in the sense of this definition

(regret is a kind of ...) emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being

(... is a kind of regret ) sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation

(... is a kind of regret ) a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)

Definition 2: decline formally or politely - [verb of communication]

Samples where regret or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I regret I can't come to the party

(regret is a kind of ...) show unwillingness towards

"he declined to join the group on a hike"

(regret has a similar meaning as ...) express with regret

"I regret to say that you did not gain admission to Harvard"

Definition 3: express with regret - [verb of communication]

Samples where regret or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I regret to say that you did not gain admission to Harvard

(regret is a kind of ...) impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to

"I informed him of his rights"

(... is a kind of regret ) be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement

"I fear I won't make it to your wedding party"

(regret has a similar meaning as ...) decline formally or politely

"I regret I can't come to the party"

Definition 4: feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for regret in the sense of this definition

(regret is a kind of ...) undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind

"She felt resentful" "He felt regret"

Definition 5: feel sad about the loss or absence of - [verb of emotion]

(regret is a kind of ...) feel or suffer from the lack of

"He misses his mother"

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