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  • as inpenitence
  • as inregret
  • as inremorse
  • as inpenitency
  • as inremorsefulness

synonyms for ruefulness

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

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  • approval
  • comfort
  • contentedness
  • elevation
  • happiness
  • joy
  • satisfaction
  • shamelessness
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      How to use ruefulness in a sentence

      "Or than me either, I'm afraid," he added, with a ruefulness that was not ill-tempered.
      TRISTRAM OF BLENTANTHONY HOPE
      "They will all laugh at me," sighed the subdued Annie, with comical ruefulness.
      A HOUSEFUL OF GIRLSSARAH TYTLER
      "I am not so sure of that," he said with pretended ruefulness, feeling in the breast pocket of his shirt.
      THE SONG OF THE WOLFFRANK MAYER
      "Ah, yes; he has excellent common-sense," Lady Agatha echoed, with a ruefulness which made Mary laugh suddenly.
      MARY GRAYKATHARINE TYNAN
      In the midst of his ruefulness the doctor, a capable-looking man of five and thirty, entered the room.
      SEPTIMUSWILLIAM J. LOCKE
      This she offered in her gentle way, even with a humorous ruefulness, Madame Beattie would find her so inadequate.
      THE PRISONERALICE BROWN
      Must have refused him, for he went away in a kind of amazed ruefulness, which even you would have pitied.
      A CANADIAN HEROINEMRS. HARRY COGHILL
      He had been too sanguine not to do it with some ruefulness after the first few months.
      IN CONNECTION WITH THE DE WILLOUGHBY CLAIMFRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
      Earth gets its price for what earth gives us, she quoted, with a mixture of ruefulness and humor.
      THE CAMP FIRE GIRLS AT ONOWAY HOUSEHILDEGARD G. FREY
      Then she gave a tug to the child's coat, glancing at her up and down with some ruefulness.
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