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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Regret


REGRET', noun

1. Grief; sorrow; pain of mind. We feel regret at the loss of friends, regret for our own misfortunes, or for the misfortunes of others.

Never any prince expressed a more lively regret for the loss of a servant.

Her piety itself would blame, if her regrets should waken thine.

2. Pain of conscience; remorse; as a passionate regret at sin.

3. Dislike; aversion. [Not proper nor in use.]

REGRET', verb transitive

1. To grieve at; to lament; to be sorry for; to repent.

Calmly he look'd on either life, and here saw nothing to regret or there to fear.

2. To be uneasy at. [Not proper nor in use.]