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ruefulness

see definition of ruefulness
  • as inpenitence
  • as inregret
  • as inremorse
  • as inpenitency
  • as inremorsefulness
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Synonyms for ruefulness

noun shame, sorrow
  • contrition
  • penance
  • repentance
  • anguish
  • attrition
  • compunction
  • contriteness
  • debasement
  • degradation
  • distress
  • grief
  • humiliation
  • qualm
  • regret
  • remorse
  • rue
  • ruefulness
  • ruth
  • sadness
  • scruple
  • self-condemnation
  • self-flagellation
  • self-punishment
  • self-reproach
  • humbling
  • remorsefulness
  • self-castigation

Antonyms for ruefulness

  • approval
  • comfort
  • contentedness
  • elevation
  • happiness
  • joy
  • satisfaction
  • shamelessness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to ruefulness

penitence

noun. shame, sorrow

penitency

noun. penitence

regret

noun. upset over past action

regrets

noun. upset over past action

remorse

noun. guilty or bad conscience

remorsefulness

noun. penitence
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.