a feeling of sadness or disappointment that you have because of something that has happened, or something that you have done or not done It is with great regret that I accept your resignation. She expressed her regret at the decision. a pang/twinge of regret Ihave no regrets about leaving New Jersey (= I do not feel sorry about it). What is your greatest regret (= the thing that you are most sorry about doing or not doing)? He gave up teaching in 2009,much to the regret of his students.
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