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Remorse vs. Regret

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Main Difference

The main difference between Remorse and Regret is that the Remorse is a advanced emotion and Regret is a negative conscious and emotional reaction to personal past acts and behaviours.

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  • Remorse (noun)

    A feeling of regret or sadness for doing wrong or sinning.

  • Remorse (noun)

    Sorrow; pity; compassion.

  • Regret (verb)

    To feel sorry about (a thing that has or has not happened), afterthink: to wish that a thing had not happened, that something else had happened instead.

    "He regretted his words."

  • Regret (verb)

    To feel sorry about (any thing).

    "I regret that I have to do this, but I don't have a choice."

  • Regret (noun)

    Dislike; aversion.

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  • Remorse (noun)

    deep regret or guilt for a wrong committed

    "they were filled with remorse and shame"

  • Regret (verb)

    feel sad, repentant, or disappointed over (something that one has done or failed to do)

    "she immediately regretted her words"

    "I always regretted that I never trained"

  • Regret (verb)

    feel sorrow for the loss or absence of (something pleasant)

    "my home, when shall I cease to regret you!"

  • Regret (noun)

    a feeling of sadness, repentance, or disappointment over an occurrence or something that one has done or failed to do

    "he had to decline, to his regret"

    "she expressed her regret at Virginia's death"

  • Regret (noun)

    used in polite formulas to express apology for or sadness at an occurrence or an inability to accept an invitation

    "please give your grandmother my regrets"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Remorse (noun)

    The anguish, like gnawing pain, excited by a sense of guilt; compunction of conscience for a crime committed, or for the sins of one's past life.

  • Remorse (noun)

    Sympathetic sorrow; pity; compassion.

  • Regret (noun)

    Pain of mind on account of something done or experienced in the past, with a wish that it had been different; a looking back with dissatisfaction or with longing; grief; sorrow; especially, a mourning on account of the loss of some joy, advantage, or satisfaction.

  • Regret (noun)

    Dislike; aversion.

  • Regret

    To experience regret on account of; to lose or miss with a sense of regret; to feel sorrow or dissatisfaction on account of (the happening or the loss of something); as, to regret an error; to regret lost opportunities or friends.

Webster Dictionary
  • Remorse (noun)

    a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)

  • Regret (noun)

    sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment;

    "he drank to drown his sorrows"

    "he wrote a note expressing his regret"

    "to his rue, the error cost him the game"

  • Regret (verb)

    feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about

  • Regret (verb)

    feel sad about the loss or absence of

  • Regret (verb)

    decline formally or politely;

    "I regret I can't come to the party"

  • Regret (verb)

    be sorry;

    "I regret to say that you did not gain admission to Harvard"

Princeton's WordNet

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