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rueful

adjective uk   us   /ˈruː.fəl/ literary
feeling sorry and wishing that something had not happened: He turned away with a rueful laugh.
ruefully
adverb uk   us   /-i/
Translations of “rueful”
in Vietnamese đáng thương, buồn rầu…
in Spanish afligido, apenado…
in Thai เสียใจ…
in Malaysian menyesal…
in French lugubre…
in German kläglich…
in Chinese (Traditional) 懊悔的, 後悔的, 悔恨的…
in Indonesian penuh penyesalan…
in Russian печальный…
in Turkish pişman, pişmanlık duyan, nadim…
in Chinese (Simplified) 懊悔的, 后悔的, 悔恨的…
in Polish żałosny…
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