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 ?
And Meg shook her head, as she thought regretfully of all the pretty things she wanted.
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.
I may be obliged to have a tantrum," said Colin regretfully.
Pleasanter for you, I am afraid," murmured Hallward regretfully.
Thus John Endicott was a man of multifarious business, and had no time to look back regretfully to his native land.
The mate ob- served regretfully that he "could not account for that young fellow's whims.
He felt a little vexed, for his brother's sake, and he could not help thinking regretfully how Dinah, as Seth's wife, would have made their home as happy as it could be for them all--how she was the one being that would have soothed their mother's last days into peacefulness and rest.
Newman, who in the midst of his bitterness had, as I have said, kept well before his eyes a certain ideal of saying nothing rude, was immediately somewhat regretfully conscious of the sharpness of these words.
He mumbled regretfully in the shops, bought in- ferior scraps of meat after long hesitations; and discouraged all allusions to his costume.
Adam had a suspicion that, though she answered regretfully, she was in reality relieved.
The men who sat nearest considerately turned their faces towards the other end of the field, some of them beginning to smoke; one, with absent-minded fondness, regretfully stroking the jar that would no longer yield a stream.
He was looking very tough and strong, and at the sight of him a half-formed idea, which she had regretfully dismissed as impracticable, of assaulting Constable Cobb, returned to her in an amended form.