Translation of "regret" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /rɪˈɡret/ us /rɪˈɡret/ present participle regretting, past tense and past participle regretted

B1 to feel sorry about a situation, especially something that you wish you had not done

lamentar, arrepentirse de
If you don’t tell her the truth you’ll regret it later.
I really regret leaving school so young.

formal used to say that you are sorry that you have to tell someone about a situation

We regret that we cannot supply this information.
noun uk /rɪˈɡret/ us /rɪˈɡret/

a feeling of sadness about a situation, especially something that you wish you had not done

lamentación, arrepentimiento
We married very young, but I’ve no regrets.

(Translation of “regret” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /rəˈɡret/ (past tense, past participle regretted)

to be sorry about

I regret my foolish behaviour/behavior
I regret that I missed the concert
I regret missing the concert
I regret to inform you that your application for the job was unsuccessful.
regretful adjective

feeling regret

con pesar; con remordimiento
She was speaking in a regretful tone.
regretfully adverb

with regret

Regretfully, we have had to turn down your offer.
regrettable adjective

a regrettable mistake.
regrettably adverb

Regrettably, his grades are not good enough to pass the course.
regrettable is spelt with two ts.

(Translation of “regret” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)