Rueful synonyms

ro͝o'fəl
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Sorrowful about what has been lost or done.
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Showing or resulting from contrition
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Marked by or filled with remorse.
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Arousing or deserving of sympathetic sadness and compassion:
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Of a person, full of sorrow; exhibiting sorrow; sad; dejected; distressed; distraught.
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Feeling shame because something bad, wrong, or foolish was done
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(Of a person) Regretful for an action; grieved or saddened, especially by the loss of something or someone.
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Arousing or deserving pity
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Appearing sorrowful.
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Feeling or characterized by sadness or dejection.
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Causing grief:
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The definition of lamentable is something to view with regret or pity.
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The definition of melancholy is someone or something that is sad or gloomy.
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Fit to inspire mourning; tragic.
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Feeling or expressing remorse for one's misdeeds or sins; contrite.
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The definition of plaintive is something that is sad, mournful or expresses sorrow.
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Deplorably bad:
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Demanding or arousing pity:
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Arousing or deserving pity, sometimes mixed with scorn or contempt
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Not adequate in quality or quantity; inferior:
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(Now Rare) Full of ruth; feeling, showing, or arousing pity or sorrow
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​To be felt sorrow for; worthy of compassion.
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The definition of dolorous is a person who is very sad.
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Causing grief
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Of an event, action, or state, allowing or deserving regret.
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Of an inferior or deplorable condition:
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Arousing or deserving pity
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Experiencing the effect of favourable fortune; having the feeling arising from the consciousness of well-being or of enjoyment; enjoying good of any kind, as peace, tranquillity, comfort; contented; joyous.
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