regretful Definition

full of regret; sorry.

Using regretful: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "regretful" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She was regretful for not taking the job offer.

  • Example

    He sounded regretful when he apologized for his mistake.

  • Example

    I am regretful that I didn't spend more time with my grandparents before they passed away.

regretful Synonyms and Antonyms

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Summary: regretful in Brief

'Regretful' [ri-gret-fuhโ€‰l] is an adjective that describes a feeling of remorse or sorrow. It is often used to express a sense of missed opportunity or a wish to have acted differently, as in 'She was regretful for not taking the job offer.' 'Regretful' is synonymous with 'remorseful' and 'penitent,' and its antonyms include 'unrepentant' and 'unapologetic.'