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

Samples where ruefulness 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 ruefulness in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

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