regret

verb

noun

  • 2

    A feeling of sadness, repentance, or disappointment over an occurrence or something that one has done or failed to do.

Dialects

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Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French regreter ‘bewail (the dead)’, perhaps from the Germanic base of greet.

Pronunciation

  • regret /rɪˈɡrɛt/