Crossword clues for regret
- Deplore being endlessly cruel
- Feel bad about
- Have second thoughts
- Be sorry about
- Wish one hadn't
- Feel sorrow
- Feel remorse
- Be sorry
- Kick oneself for
- Feel contrition
- Feel remorse about
- Feel contrite about
- Feel bad for
- Contrite feeling
- Kick oneself
- Feel contrite
- Word in a famous Hale quote
- Tantric song they wish undone?
- Sense of dissatisfaction
- Rejection-slip word
- Product of hindsight, perhaps
- New Order song they're not proud of?
- Having "but one life to give for my country," to Hale
- Apology stimulus
- Apology element
- "What if" feeling
- Never forgive oneself
- Wish undone
- Rue the day
- "That I have but one life to lose for my country," to Hale
- "To ___ deeply is to live afresh": Thoreau
- Product of hindsight, sometimes
- Kick oneself over
- Sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
- Penitent's feeling
- Derby-winning filly: 1915
- Have misgivings
- Derby winner: 1915
- Be compunctious
- First filly to win the Kentucky Derby
- Emulate Miss Otis
- Be sorry for
- Fret about wading bird seen by river
- Feel sorry about
- Feel repentance for
- Feel remorse having run over bird
- Rue de Pierre Gretzky
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Regret \Re*gret"\ (r?*gr?t"), n. [F., fr. regretter. See Regret, v.]
Pain of mind 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; grief; sorrow; especially, a mourning on account of the loss of some joy, advantage, or satisfaction. ``A passionate regret at sin.''
--Dr. H. More.
What man does not remember with regret the first time he read Robinson Crusoe?
Never any prince expressed a more lively regret for the loss of a servant.
From its peaceful bosom [the grave] spring none but fond regrets and tender recollections.
Dislike; aversion. [Obs.]
--Dr. H. More.
Syn: Grief; concern; sorrow; lamentation; repentance; penitence; self-condemnation.
Usage: Regret, Remorse, Compunction, Contrition, Repentance. Regret does not carry with it the energy of remorse, the sting of compunction, the sacredness of contrition, or the practical character of repentance. We even apply the term regret to circumstance over which we have had no control, as the absence of friends or their loss. When connected with ourselves, it relates rather to unwise acts than to wrong or sinful ones.
--C. J. Smith.
Regret \Re*gret"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Regretted (-t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Regretting.] [F. regretter, OF. regreter; L. pref. re- re- + a word of Teutonic origin; cf. Goth. gr[=e]tan to weep, Icel. gr[=a]t
See Greet to lament.] To experience regret on account of; to lose or miss with a sense of regret; to feel sorrow or dissatisfaction on account of (the happening or the loss of something); as, to regret an error; to regret lost opportunities or friends.
Calmly he looked on either life, and here Saw nothing to regret, or there to fear.
In a few hours they [the Israelites] began to regret their slavery, and to murmur against their leader.
Recruits who regretted the plow from which they had been violently taken.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"to look back with distress or sorrowful longing; to grieve for on remembering," late 14c., from Old French regreter "long after, bewail, lament someone's death; ask the help of" (Modern French regretter), from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + -greter, possibly from Frankish or some other Germanic source (compare Old English grætan "to weep;" Old Norse grata "to weep, groan"), from Proto-Germanic *gretan "weep." "Not found in other Romance languages, and variously explained" [Century Dictionary].\n
\nRelated: Regretted; regretting. Replaced Old English ofþyncan, from of- "off, away," here denoting opposition, + þyncan "seem, seem fit" (as in methinks).
"pain or distress in the mind at something done or left undone," 1530s, from the verb, or from Middle French regret, back-formation from regreter (see regret (v.)).
n. 1 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. 2 (context obsolete English) Dislike; aversion. vb. 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 is a negative conscious and emotional reaction to personal past acts and behaviors. Regret or Regrets may also refer to:
"Regret" is a maxi-single by The Gazette. It was released as two different types: the Optical Impression and Auditory Impression, the first coming with a DVD with the music video for the song "Regret", and the second with a bonus track.
Regret is the negative emotion experienced when learning that an alternative course of action would have resulted in a more favorable outcome. The theory of regret aversion or anticipated regret proposes that when facing a decision, individuals may anticipate the possibility of feeling regret after the uncertainty is resolved and thus incorporate in their choice their desire to eliminate or reduce this possibility.
"Regret" is the 13th single by Japanese singer Mai Hoshimura, released on June 4, 2008, on the SMEJ label. The title track was used as the seventh ending theme for the anime series D.Gray-man. The single peaked at number 30 and charted for four weeks in the Oricon charts. The coupling "Sakura Biyori x Kotaro Oshio" is an acoustic version of her previous-released song "Sakura Biyori".
This single's catalog number is SECL-643.
Regret is the first compilation album by Japanese music production unit I've Sound and volume one in their Girls Compilation album series. Released on December 24, 1999, the album is a collection of songs they have produced for various adult PC games. It features vocals by Aki, Ayana, Eiko Shimamiya, Mary, Mell, Mihi, Miki and R.I.E.
"Regret" is a song by British alternative rock band New Order. It was released in April 1993 as the lead single from their album of the same year, Republic. Stephen Hague is credited as both the producer and as a co-writer. It was also the first single released under London Records following the collapse of Factory Records.
The single was released in a variety of formats around the world. The B-side of the single differed in the various releases, but all were remixes of "Regret", including the " Fire Island Mix", and "Junior Dub" by Pete Heller and Terry Farley, and two Sabres of Paradise mixes. Peter Care directed a music video for the song; the video appears on the "Regret" promotional VHS, as well as a DVD collection.
In 2010 Pitchfork Media included the song at number 34 on their Top 200 Tracks of the 90s. Peter Hook has said that “Regret” was the last good New Order song.
Regret is a negative conscious and emotional reaction to personal past acts and behaviors. Regret is often a feeling of sadness, shame, embarrassment, depression, annoyance, or guilt, after one acts in a manner and later wishes not to have done so. Regret is distinct from guilt, which is a deeply emotional form of regret — one which may be difficult to comprehend in an objective or conceptual way. In this regard, the concept of regret is subordinate to guilt in terms of its emotional intensity. By comparison, shame typically refers to the social (rather than personal) aspect of guilt or (in minor context) regret as imposed by the society or culture (enforcement of ethics, morality), which has substantial bearing in matters of (personal and social) honor.
It is also distinct from remorse, which is more direct and emotional form of regret over a past action that is considered by society to be hurtful, shameful, or violent. Unlike regret, it includes a strong element of desire for apology to others rather than an internal reflection on one's actions, and may be expressed (sincerely or not) in order to reduce the punishment one receives.
Regret can describe not only the dislike for an action that has been committed, but also, importantly, regret of inaction. Many people find themselves wishing that they had done something in a past situation.
"Regret" is the third single from LeToya Luckett's second solo album, Lady Love (2009), and features rapper Ludacris. Although a music video was not initially released to promote the single, it quickly moved up the Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart peaking at #8, becoming her fourth top twenty hit on that chart. It peaked at #78 on the Billboard's Hot 100 chart, (her second chart entry on the Hot 100). The song became her second most successful single of her solo career, behind her debut single " Torn". The officially released remix (Sky High remix) was released to iTunes, while a remix with new lyrics and production, and a feature from rapper Missy Elliott leaked to the internet.
"Regret" is a song from British indie pop band Everything Everything. The track was released in the United Kingdom on 29 April 2015 as the second single from the band's third upcoming studio album, Get to Heaven. The song premiered as BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac's Hottest Record in the World on 29 April 2015.
Usage examples of "regret".
Now, sir, there is in this so much assumption of facts and so much of menace as to consequences, that I cannot submit to answer that note any further than I have, and to add that the consequences to which I suppose you allude would be matter of as great regret to me as it possibly could to you.
I very much hope that you will regret yours, Mrs Mitchell, trying to humiliate my mother as a way to annoy me.
Sir William Wyndham died the preceding year, deeply regretted as an orator, a patriot, and a man, the constant assertor of British liberty, and one of the chief ornaments of the English nation.
But she was wrong: despite the disappointment that each of them felt, despite his regret for his clumsiness and her remorse for the madness of the anisette, they were not apart for a moment in the days that followed.
He sipped his anisette, regretting that the proprietor had served it to him in such an ugly tumbler.
Lusena had never regretted these fifteen years, though now and then both Bardy and Finnan had unkind words about her dedication.
Whether she regretted having given him as much encouragement as lay in a rose dropped from her corsage, or whether she resented the introduction into the party of so unprepossessing a gentleman as Mr Gumley, no one could tell, but although she relented towards him from time to time, even allowing her hand to rest in his for a moment longer than was necessary when he handed her down from the barouche, she was for the most part a little pettish in her manner, and made it plain that he could do nothing to please her.
If this is so do not regret them, for they have enabled you to learn the first of your lessons: no bedin may speak in the presence of hizahh, save at their command, and then only in the prescribed manner.
If Beryn does manage to dispose of me, Cadlew will inherit through Ylaena, and Beryn will regret the day he ever made an enemy out of my friend.
He had not one regret at leaving the bespangled suit, for it was the best he could command, and surely nothing could be too good for Mr.
Do not try being a Blamer at me because I am bigger and more powerful than you and I will see to it that you regret it.
Leaning her forehead against the cool iron railing, Bree released the tidal wave of regret, for the horrific present, for the loss of the past.
Watching, Brek Veronar felt a little stir of involuntary pride, a dim numbness of regret.
The massive reef in the distance, perceptible in the dark, that gigantic base of my tomb so newly begun on the banks of the Tiber, suggested to me no regret at the moment, no terror nor vain meditation upon the brevity of life.
Venier expressed his deep regret at not being able to make his acquaintance.