Definition of regrettable in English:


Line breaks: re¦gret|table
Pronunciation: /rɪˈgrɛtəb(ə)l


  • (Of conduct or an event) giving rise to regret; undesirable; unwelcome: the loss of this number of jobs is regrettable irresponsible and regrettable actions
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    • Firstly it must be said that all of these incidents are regrettable and that this newspaper in no way condemns the breaking of the law on drugs.
    • However, apart from that one rather regrettable episode he'd never found the attic room particularly unsettling.
    • The events that led to this claim and counterclaim are indeed regrettable.
    undesirable, unfortunate, unwelcome, sad, sorry, woeful, disappointing, distressing, too bad; deplorable, lamentable, reprehensible, shameful, disgraceful, blameworthy, ill-advised, dreadful, terrible, awful
    rare egregious

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