AskDefine | Define regretting

Dictionary Definition

regret n : sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment; "he drank to drown his sorrows"; "he wrote a note expressing his regret"; "to his rue, the error cost him the game" [syn: sorrow, rue, ruefulness]


1 feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about [syn: repent, rue]
2 feel sad about the loss or absence of
3 decline formally or politely; "I regret I can't come to the party"
4 be sorry; "I regret to say that you did not gain admission to Harvard" [also: regretting, regretted]regretting See regret

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. present participle of regret Also form regreting is used, although it is not generally recognized by dictionaries.


  • A simple Google search yielded 1.8 million hits for "regretting", and 0.09 million for "regreting" on Feb 7, 2007

Extensive Definition

Regret or Regrets may refer to:





regretting in French: Regret
regretting in Japanese: リグレット
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