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regrettable

or re·gret·a·ble

[ ri-gret-uh-buhl ]
/ rɪˈgrɛt ə bəl /
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adjective
causing or deserving regret; unfortunate; deplorable.
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Origin of regrettable

First recorded in 1595–1605; from Middle French regret(t)able; see regret, -able

OTHER WORDS FROM regrettable

re·gret·ta·ble·ness, nounre·gret·ta·bly, adverbun·re·gret·ta·ble, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH regrettable

1. regretful, regrettable 2. regretfully, regrettably
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