regret

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Regret is on the Basic English 850 List.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA (key): /rɪˈɡrɛt/ or /rəˈɡrɛt/ or /riˈɡrɛt/
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Verb[change]

Plain form
regret

Third-person singular
regrets

Past tense
regretted

Past participle
regretted

Present participle
regretting

  1. (transitive) Someone regrets something when they wish the thing hadn't happened, especially something they did.
    I really regret forgetting to buy him a birthday present.
    He said he regretted the delay in delivery.

Noun[change]

Singular
regret

Plural
regrets

  1. (countable & uncountable) Regret is the feeling of wishing something hadn't happened, especially something you did.
    She left her job without any regrets.
    The regret she felt about not helping would not go away.


Emotions or feelings (edit)
anger - confusion - embarrassment - envy - fear - happiness - hate - love - regret - sadness - shame - surprise - worry