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.]