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Definition 1: (French) a street or road in France - [noun denoting artifact]

(rue is a kind of ...) a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings

"they walked the streets of the small town" "he lives on Nassau Street"

(rue belongs to a domain located in ...) a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe

Definition 2: sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where rue 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 rue in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

Definition 3: leaves sometimes used for flavoring fruit or claret cup but should be used with great caution: can cause irritation like poison ivy - [noun denoting food]

(rue is a kind of ...) aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities

(... is part of rue) European strong-scented perennial herb with grey-green bitter-tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy

Definition 4: European strong-scented perennial herb with grey-green bitter-tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for rue in the sense of this definition

(rue is a kind of ...) a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

(rue is a part of ...) leaves sometimes used for flavoring fruit or claret cup but should be used with great caution: can cause irritation like poison ivy

(... is a member of rue) type genus of the Rutaceae; strong-scented Eurasian herbs

Definition 5: feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for rue in the sense of this definition

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

"She felt resentful" "He felt regret"

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