Associations to the word «Regret»


REGRET, verb. To feel sorry about (a thing that has or has not happened), afterthink: to wish that a thing had not happened, that something else had happened instead.
REGRET, verb. (more generally) To feel sorry about (any thing).
REGRET, noun. Emotional pain 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.
REGRET, noun. (obsolete) Dislike; aversion.

Dictionary definition

REGRET, noun. Sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment; "he drank to drown his sorrows"; "he wrote a note expressing his regret"; "to his rue, the error cost him the game".
REGRET, verb. Feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about.
REGRET, verb. Feel sad about the loss or absence of.
REGRET, verb. Decline formally or politely; "I regret I can't come to the party".
REGRET, verb. Express with regret; "I regret to say that you did not gain admission to Harvard".

Wise words

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Paul Gauguin