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Dictionary definition for: Regret

1. (n) 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"

2. (v) feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about

3. (v) feel sad about the loss or absence of

4. (v) decline formally or politely; "I regret I can''t come to the party"

5. (v) be sorry; "I regret to say that you did not gain admission to Harvard"

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