Definitions of regret:
  • noun:   sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
    Example: "He wrote a note expressing his regret"
  • verb:   be sorry
    Example: "I regret to say that you did not gain admission to Harvard"
  • verb:   decline formally or politely
    Example: "I regret I can't come to the party"
  • verb:   feel sad about the loss or absence of
  • verb:   feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about

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