regretful

[ ri-gret-fuh l ]
/ rɪˈgrɛt fəl /

adjective

full of regret; sorrowful because of what is lost, gone, or done.

Origin of regretful

First recorded in 1640–50; regret + -ful

Related forms

Can be confused

regretful regrettableregretfully regrettably
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