Find another word for rueful. In this page you can discover 38 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for rueful, like: contrite, remorseful, regretful, pathetic, sorrowful, despondent, ashamed, sorry, pitiful, sad and pathetic.
He made it and gave her a rueful smile before dropping down beside her.
Daniel just looked at him with a rueful grin.
He gazed down into the river water, with what looked like a fond, rueful smile.