rueful Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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ruefuladjective

uk   us   /ˈruː.fəl/ literary
feelingsorry and ​wishing that something had not ​happened: He ​turned away with a rueful ​laugh.
ruefully
adverb uk   us   /-i/
"I ​wish we'd ​started six ​monthsearlier," he said ruefully.
(Definition of rueful from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rueful”
in Spanish afligido, apenado…
in Vietnamese đáng thương, buồn rầu…
in Malaysian menyesal…
in Thai เสียใจ…
in French lugubre…
in German kläglich…
in Chinese (Simplified) 懊悔的, 后悔的, 悔恨的…
in Turkish pişman, pişmanlık duyan, nadim…
in Russian печальный…
in Indonesian penuh penyesalan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 懊悔的, 後悔的, 悔恨的…
in Polish żałosny…
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