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Remorse vs. Regret

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Remorsenoun

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

Regretverb

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.’;

Remorsenoun

(obsolete) Sorrow; pity; compassion.

Regretverb

(more generally) To feel sorry about (any thing).

‘I regret that I have to do this, but I don't have a choice.’;

Remorsenoun

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.

Regretnoun

Emotional pain 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.

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Remorsenoun

Sympathetic sorrow; pity; compassion.

‘Curse on the unpardoning prince, whom tears can drawTo no remorse.’; ‘But evermore it seem'd an easier thingAt once without remorse to strike her dead.’;

Regretnoun

(obsolete) Dislike; aversion.

Remorsenoun

a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)

Regretnoun

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.

‘What man does not remember with regret the first time he read Robinson Crusoe?’; ‘Never any prince expressed a more lively regret for the loss of a servant.’; ‘From its peaceful bosom [the grave] spring none but fond regrets and tender recollections.’;

Remorsenoun

deep regret or guilt for a wrong committed

‘they were filled with remorse and shame’;

Regretnoun

Dislike; aversion.

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Remorse

Remorse is a distressing emotion experienced by an individual who regrets actions which they have done in the past that they deem to be shameful, hurtful, or wrong. Remorse is closely allied to guilt and self-directed resentment.

Regretverb

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.

‘Calmly he looked on either life, and hereSaw nothing to regret, or there to fear.’; ‘In a few hours they [the Israelites] began to regret their slavery, and to murmur against their leader.’; ‘Recruits who regretted the plow from which they had been violently taken.’;

Regretnoun

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’;

Regretverb

feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about

Regretverb

feel sad about the loss or absence of

Regretverb

decline formally or politely;

‘I regret I can't come to the party’;

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Regretverb

be sorry;

‘I regret to say that you did not gain admission to Harvard’;

Regretverb

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’;

Regretverb

used in polite formulas to express apology for or sadness over something undesirable

‘we regret that no tickets may be exchanged’; ‘any inconvenience to readers is regretted’;

Regretverb

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

‘my home, when shall I cease to regret you!’;

Regretnoun

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’;

Regretnoun

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’;

Regret

Regret is the emotion of wishing one had made a different decision in the past, because the consequences of the decision were unfavorable. Regret is related to perceived opportunity.

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