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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses.

Usage examples (35)
  • Priscilla, in rueful remembrance of many trips to the dressmaker's.
  • With wry insight, he views the Steins ensconced in rueful domesticity.
  • In fact, it could be the kind of flop that folks around the blogosphere discuss in rueful tones.
  • Lochte smiled, the kind of grin that some might call rueful, but for him it was just a chuckle. for more
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