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regret verb (regretted, regretting) 1 a to feel sorry, repentant, distressed, disappointed, etc about (something one has done or that has happened); b to wish that things had been otherwise. 2 to remember someone or something with a sense of loss. noun 1 a a feeling of sorrow, repentance, distress, disappointment, etc; b a wish that things had been otherwise. 2 a sense of loss. 3 (regrets) a polite expression of sorrow, disappointment, etc, used especially when declining an invitation. regretful adj. regretfully adverb. regrettable adj 1 that should be regretted. 2 unwelcome; unfortunate. regrettably adverb
ETYMOLOGY: 14c: from French regreter.