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English definition of “regret”

regret

noun [C, U]
 
 
/rɪˈɡret/
B2 a feeling of sadness about a situation, especially something that you wish you had not done: We married very young but we've been really happy and I've no regrets. It is with great regret that I announce Steve Adam's resignation.Sadness and regret
regretful adjective expressing regretSadness and regret regretfully adverb
(Definition of regret noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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