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English noun: ruefulness

1. ruefulness (feeling) sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment


SamplesHe drank to drown his sorrows.
He wrote a note expressing his regret.
To his rue, the error cost him the game.


Synonymsregret, rue, sorrow


Broader (hypernym)sadness, unhappiness


Narrower (hyponym)attrition, compunction, contriteness, contrition, remorse, self-reproach









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