Variant of regret
- to feel sorry about or mourn for (a person or thing gone, lost, etc.)
- to feel troubled or remorseful over (something that has happened, one's own acts, etc.)
Origin: ME regretten < OFr regreter, to bewail the dead < re- + Gmc base as in OE gretan, ON grata, Goth gretan, to weep
- a troubled feeling or remorse over something that has happened, esp. over something that one has done or left undone
- sorrow over a person or thing gone, lost, etc.
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