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rueful

Saltos de línea: rue¦ful
Pronunciación: /ˈruːfʊl
 
, -f(ə)l/

Definición de rueful en inglés:

adjetivo

Expressing sorrow or regret, especially in a wry or humorous way: she gave a rueful grin
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Now they have nothing but rueful regrets accompanied by doubts about how much longer this partly ageing side can remain together.
  • Kay nodded to Ryan with a rueful grin upon his lips as he slipped out of his seat and moved towards the ladies.
  • She gave her a rueful grin and hurried out the front door, nearly slamming into Kyle.
Sinónimos

Origen

Middle English (also in the sense 'pitiable'): from the noun rue1 + -ful.

Derivados

ruefully

1
adverbio
Example sentences
  • Although the album did extremely well, Scott admits ruefully that everyone else who recorded on the album made money except him.
  • I shake my head ruefully at your letter, however well intentioned.
  • But Louise ruefully confessed she rarely tunes in to watch television these days.

ruefulness

2
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • There is a quality of self-directed ruefulness or self-causation.
  • I told her about my coffee date with my neighbour last week, and we analysed with our usual ruefulness the mixture of mellowness and awkwardness that arose.
  • Folk and country, romance and ruefulness, innocence and experience are all conjoined in their bewitching vocal harmonies.

Words that rhyme with rueful

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