Regret

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Origins

Middle English regretten, fr. AF regreter, fr. re- + -greter (perh. of Germanic origin; akin to Old Norse grāta to weep)


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Definitions

Verb

  • 1 a : to mourn the loss or death of
b : to miss very much
  • 2 : to be very sorry for <~s his mistakes> ~ vi : to experience regret

Noun

ca.(1590)
  • 1 : sorrow aroused by circumstances beyond one's control or power to repair
  • 2 a : an expression of distressing emotion (as sorrow or disappointment)
b pl : a note politely declining an invitation