Rueful meaning

ro͝ofəl
The definition of rueful is expressing sorrow or regret.

When you lose your chance at a big promotion because of an error in judgement, your facial expression might be an example of a rueful expression.

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Causing, feeling, or expressing sorrow or regret.
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Causing sorrow or pity; lamentable.
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Inspiring pity or compassion.
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Causing, feeling, or expressing regret or sorrow.
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Origin of rueful

  • rue + -ful

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