regrets Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a polite refusal of an invitation
  2. noun sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
    sorrow; ruefulness; regret; rue.
    • he drank to drown his sorrows
    • he wrote a note expressing his regret
    • to his rue, the error cost him the game
  3. verb feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
    regret; repent; rue.
  4. verb feel sad about the loss or absence of
  5. verb decline formally or politely
    • I regret I can't come to the party
  6. verb express with regret
    • I regret to say that you did not gain admission to Harvard