regrettable Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “regrettable” in the English Dictionary

"regrettable" in British English

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regrettableadjective

uk   /rɪˈɡret.ə.bl̩/  us   /-ˈɡret̬-/ formal
making you ​feelsad and ​sorry about something: a most/​deeply regrettable ​mistake
regrettably
adverb uk   us   /-bli/
(Definition of regrettable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"regrettable" in American English

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regrettableadjective

 us   /rɪˈɡret̬·ə·bəl/
causing or ​deservingsadness or ​disappointment: The ​omission of a sponsor’s ​name on the ​program was a regrettable ​error.
regrettably
adverb  us   /rɪˈɡret̬·ə·bli/
Regrettably, he ​died before he could ​see her again.
(Definition of regrettable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “regrettable”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使人悔恨的, 令人遗憾的, 不幸的…
in Turkish üzücü, hoşa gitmeyen, müessif…
in Russian прискорбный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使人悔恨的, 令人遺憾的, 不幸的…
in Polish godny ubolewania…
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