ruefully


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rue·ful

 (ro͞o′fəl)
adj.
Causing, feeling, or expressing sorrow or regret: "He gave the young officer the rueful look of a father exasperated with his misbehaving son" (Khaled Hosseini).

rue′ful·ly adv.
rue′ful·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.ruefully - in a rueful manner; "`I made a big mistake,' he said ruefully"
Translations
بِنَدَم، بِحُزْن، بِأَسَف
smutně
bedrøveligt
mæîulega
pişmanlıkla

ruefully

[ˈruːfəlɪ] ADV (= sorrowfully) → tristemente; (= with repentance) → con arrepentimiento

ruefully

[ˈruːfʊli] adv [grin, look] → d'un air contrit

ruefully

advreuevoll

ruefully

[ˈruːfʊlɪ] adv (liter) → mestamente

rueful

(ˈruːful) adjective
regretful; sorrowful.
ˈruefully adverb
ˈruefulness noun
References in classic literature ?
But, though for ever mounted on that stump, never a stump-speech does the poor whaleman make; but, with downcast eyes, stands ruefully contemplating his own amputation.
Upon this the poor mariners in their respectful consternation --so truly English --knowing not what to say, fall to vigorously scratching their heads all round; meanwhile ruefully glancing from the whale to the stranger.
Finding himself too wretched to remain alone, he knocked at Aouda's door, went into her room, seated himself, without speaking, in a corner, and looked ruefully at the young woman.
You have then left it alone," said Cornelius, ruefully.
So poor Uncle Andrew had to go ruefully home, hoping that she would relent later on, because he was really very much in love with her.
Kitty was silent for a few seconds, looking timidly and ruefully at her husband; then she went up and took him by the elbow with both hands.
The little man shook his head, and scratched it ruefully as he contemplated this severe indisposition of a principal performer.
I remember one of these pictures: A most dilapidated tramp is ruefully contemplating some coins which lie in his open palm.
No," sighed Rebecca ruefully, flinging herself down by the table and resting her head on her hand.
He was in league with the evil one," said one of the widow's sons, rubbing himself ruefully.
I'm afraid I'd be a blooming bounder as a wild man," laughed Clayton, ruefully.
Then, turning to ride back into Oakland, a thought came to him that made him grin ruefully as he muttered: "And now it's up to me to make good and buy that blamed quarry.