regretfully


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re·gret·ful

 (rĭ-grĕt′fəl)
adj.
Full of regret; sorrowful or sorry.

re·gret′ful·ly adv.
re·gret′ful·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.regretfully - with regret (used in polite formulas); "I must regretfully decline your kind invitation"
Translations
بِأَسَف
bohužel
beklageligvis
meî eftirsjá

regretfully

[rɪˈgretfəlɪ] ADV (= sadly) → con pesar
"I'm sorry that I am unable to go", he said regretfully-lamento no poder ir -dijo con pesar
she spoke regretfullyhabló con sentimiento
regretfully I have to tell you thatsiento tener que decirles que ...

regretfully

[rɪˈgrɛtfʊli] adv [decline, accept, refuse, decide] → à regret, avec regret
regretfully, we are unable to ... → malheureusement, nous ne sommes pas en mesure de ...

regretfully

adv
(= with regret)mit Bedauern; very regretfully I must announce …sehr zu meinem Bedauern muss ich bekannt geben, …
(= unfortunately, regrettably)bedauerlicherweise, leider; regretfully, nationalism is flourishing in modern Europebedauerlicherweise or leider gedeiht heute in Europa der Nationalismus

regretfully

[rɪˈgrɛtfəlɪ] adv (sadly) → con molto rimpianto, con rincrescimento; (unwillingly) → a malincuore

regret

(rəˈgret) past tense, past participle reˈgretted verb
to be sorry about. I regret my foolish behaviour; I regret that I missed the concert; I regret missing the concert; I regret to inform you that your application for the job was unsuccessful.
noun
a feeling of sorrow, or of having done something wrong. I have no regrets / I feel no regret about what I did; It was with deep regret that I heard the news of his death.
reˈgretful adjective
feeling regret.
reˈgretfully adverb
with regret. Regretfully, we have had to turn down your offer.
reˈgrettable adjective
a regrettable mistake.
reˈgrettably adverb

regrettable is spelt with two ts.
References in classic literature ?
On the curve of the nearest hill she looked back regretfully at Marlott and her father's house, although she had been so anxious to get away.
The sun poured down its burning rays upon the heathen deities of marble and bronze: it raised the temperature of the water in the conch shells, and ripened, on the walls, those magnificent peaches, of which the king, fifty years later, spoke so regretfully, when, at Marly, on an occasion of a scarcity of the finer sorts of peaches being complained of, in the beautiful gardens there - gardens which had cost France double the amount that had been expended on Vaux - the
For the land's sake, Miss Pollyanna, what a scare you did give me," panted Nancy, hurrying up to the big rock, down which Pollyanna had just regretfully slid.
Levin got on his horse and, parting regretfully from the peasants, rode homewards.
I am afraid I cannot go so far as to say that she does," he said regretfully.
I did so regretfully, and the dim objects in the room emerged from the shadows and took their place about me with the helpfulness which custom breeds.
Thus John Endicott was a man of multifarious business, and had no time to look back regretfully to his native land.
do not believe in God, said Pierre, regretfully and with an effort, feeling it essential to speak the whole truth.
I'm sorry to part with Rusty," said Anne regretfully, "but it would be no use to take him to Green Gables.
So he stood waist-deep in the grass and looked regretfully across the rolling savannah and the soft-swelling foothills to the Lion's Head, a massive peak of rock that upreared into the azure from the midmost centre of Guadalcanar, a landmark used for bearings by every coasting mariner, a mountain as yet untrod by the foot of a white man.
All flushed and burning, she regretfully dismissed the conjured situation.
But who was the man, so bitterly and so regretfully alluded to?