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rueful

adjective uk   /ˈruː.fəl/ literary us  
feeling sorry and wishing that something had not happened: He turned away with a rueful laugh.
ruefully
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
Translations of “rueful”
in Spanish afligido, apenado…
in French lugubre…
in German kläglich…
in Chinese (Traditional) 懊悔的, 後悔的, 悔恨的…
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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