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noun [countable/uncountable] regret pronunciation in British English /rɪˈɡret/
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pluralregrets
  1. a feeling of sadness about something that has happened
    with great/deep regret: It is with deep regret that we have to report the deaths of five soldiers.
    express regret: The doctor expressed regret over his inability to do more for my father.
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    1. a.
      a feeling of sadness about something that you wish you had not said or done
      His face showed no sign of regret for what he had done.
      have no regrets: I have no regrets about leaving the army.
      only/biggest regret: Tom’s biggest regret was not being there when his mother died.
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