regretfulness

[ ri-gret-fuh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF regretfulness
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Count Casimir had reached that stage where drunkenness takes on a kind of gravity, of regretfulness.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, "full of regret," from regret + -ful. Regretfully, properly "with regret," incorrectly used in place of regrettably "it is to be regretted that; calling for regret" since at least 1965. "A regrettable use, prob. after HOPEFULLY adv.2" [OED].

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