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Verb: regret (regretted,regretting)  ri'gret
  1. Feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
    - repent, rue
  2. Feel sad about the loss or absence of
  3. Decline formally or politely
    "I regret I can't come to the party"
  4. Express with regret
    "I regret to say that you did not gain admission to Harvard"
Noun: regret  ri'gret
  1. Sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
    "he wrote a note expressing his regret";
    - sorrow, rue [archaic], ruefulness

Derived forms: regretted, regrets, regretting

Type of: decline, experience, feel, inform, miss, refuse, sadness, unhappiness

Encyclopedia: Regret, Tennessee