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Regret meaning

regret - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment; " he drank to drown his sorrows"; " he wrote a note expressing his regret"; " to his rue, the error cost him the game"
  2. 2. be sorry; " I regret to say that you did not gain admission to Harvard"
  3. 3. Dislike; aversion.
  4. 4. Pain of mind on account of something done or experienced in the past, with a wish that it had been different; a looking back with dissatisfaction or with longing; grief; sorrow; especially, a mourning on account of the loss of some joy, advantage, or satisfaction.
  5. 5. To experience regret on account of; to lose or miss with a sense of regret; to feel sorrow or dissatisfaction on account of ( the happening or the loss of something); as, to regret an error; to regret lost opportunities or friends.
  6. 6. Sorrow; remorse; concern; grief for the past.
  7. 7. To grieve at; remember with sorrow.

regret - examples of usage

  1. " You regret nothing-" " Nothing- nothing," he repeated. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. " I regret nothing," said Ralph firmly. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. As she spoke an expression of regret, which must have come frequently to cause the lines which now grew deep round the lips and eyes, settled on her face. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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