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rueful

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  • adjregretful
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Synonyms for rueful

adj regretful
  • mournful
  • sad
  • apologetic
  • ashamed
  • deplorable
  • lamentable
  • remorseful
  • repentant
  • sorrowful
  • sorry

More words related to rueful

apologetic

adjective. expressing remorse, regret
  • atoning
  • attritional
  • compunctious
  • conciliatory
  • contrite
  • expiatory
  • explanatory
  • on one's knees
  • penitent
  • penitential
  • propitiatory
  • regretful
  • remorseful
  • repentant
  • rueful
  • self-effacing
  • self-incriminating
  • sorry
  • supplicating

doleful

adjective. depressing

dolorous

adjective. miserable, anguished

guilty

adjective. blameworthy; found at fault

hurt

adjective. physically or mentally injured

lamentable

adjective. upsetting, miserable
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