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regret


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Regret  \Re*gret"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Regretted}  (-t[e^]d);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Regretting}.]  [F.  regretter,  OF  regreter;  L. 
  pref.  re-  re-  +  a  word  of  Teutonic  origin;  cf  Goth. 
  gr[=e]tan  to  weep,  Icel.  gr[=a]ta.  See  {Greet}  to  lament.] 
  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. 
 
  Calmly  he  looked  on  either  life,  and  here  Saw  nothing 
  to  regret,  or  there  to  fear.  --Pope. 
 
  In  a  few  hours  they  [the  Israelites]  began  to  regret 
  their  slavery,  and  to  murmur  against  their  leader. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  Recruits  who  regretted  the  plow  from  which  they  had 
  been  violently  taken  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Regret  \Re*gret"\  (r?*gr?t"),  n.  [F.,  fr  regretter.  See 
  {Regret},  v.] 
  1.  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.  ``A  passionate 
  regret  at  sin.''  --Dr.  H.  More 
 
  What  man  does  not  remember  with  regret  the  first 
  time  he  read  Robinson  Crusoe?  --Macaulay. 
 
  Never  any  prince  expressed  a  more  lively  regret  for 
  the  loss  of  a  servant.  --Clarendon. 
 
  From  its  peaceful  bosom  [the  grave]  spring  none  but 
  fond  regrets  and  tender  recollections.  --W.  Irving. 
 
  2.  Dislike;  aversion.  [Obs.]  --Dr.  H.  More 
 
  Syn:  Grief;  concern;  sorrow;  lamentation;  repentance; 
  penitence;  self-condemnation. 
 
  Usage:  {Regret},  {Remorse},  {Compunction},  {Contrition}, 
  {Repentance}.  Regret  does  not  carry  with  it  the  energy 
  of  remorse,  the  sting  of  compunction,  the  sacredness 
  of  contrition,  or  the  practical  character  of 
  repentance.  We  even  apply  the  term  regret  to 
  circumstance  over  which  we  have  had  no  control,  as  the 
  absence  of  friends  or  their  loss  When  connected  with 
  ourselves  it  relates  rather  to  unwise  acts  than  to 
  wrong  or  sinful  ones.  --C.  J.  Smith. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  regret 
  n  :  sadness  associated  with  some  wrong  done  or  some 
  disappointment;  "he  drank  to  drown  his  sorrows";  "he 
  wrote  a  note  expressing  his  regret"  [syn:  {sorrow},  {ruefulness}] 
  v  1:  feel  remorse  for  feel  sorry  for  be  contrite  about  [syn:  {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:  be  sorry;  "I  regret  to  say..." 
  5:  regret  strongly  [syn:  {deplore},  {lament},  {bewail},  {bemoan}] 




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