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I want to say that probably 24 hours after I told CBS that I was stepping down at my 65th birthday, I was already regretting it. And I regretted it every day since.
Walter Cronkite

Meaning of "regretted" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF REGRETTED

regretted  [rɪˈɡretɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF REGRETTED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Regretted is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb regretted in English.

WHAT DOES REGRETTED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

regretted

Regret

Regret is a negative conscious and emotional reaction to personal past acts and behaviors. Regret is often expressed by the term "sorry." Regret is often a feeling of sadness, shame, embarrassment, depression, annoyance, or guilt, after one acts in a manner and later wishes not to have done so. Regret is distinct from guilt, which is a deeply emotional form of regret — one which may be difficult to comprehend in an objective or conceptual way. In this regard, the concept of regret is subordinate to guilt in terms of its emotional intensity. By comparison, shame typically refers to the social aspect of guilt or regret as imposed by the society or culture, which has substantial bearing in matters of honor. It is also distinct from remorse, which is a more direct and emotional form of regret over a past action that is considered by society to be hurtful, shameful, or violent. Unlike regret, it includes a strong element of desire for apology to others rather than an internal reflection on one's actions, and may be expressed in order to reduce the punishment one receives.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO REGRETTED

PRESENT

Present
I regret
you regret
he/she/it regrets
we regret
you regret
they regret
Present continuous
I am regretting
you are regretting
he/she/it is regretting
we are regretting
you are regretting
they are regretting
Present perfect
I have regretted
you have regretted
he/she/it has regretted
we have regretted
you have regretted
they have regretted
Present perfect continuous
I have been regretting
you have been regretting
he/she/it has been regretting
we have been regretting
you have been regretting
they have been regretting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I regretted
you regretted
he/she/it regretted
we regretted
you regretted
they regretted
Past continuous
I was regretting
you were regretting
he/she/it was regretting
we were regretting
you were regretting
they were regretting
Past perfect
I had regretted
you had regretted
he/she/it had regretted
we had regretted
you had regretted
they had regretted
Past perfect continuous
I had been regretting
you had been regretting
he/she/it had been regretting
we had been regretting
you had been regretting
they had been regretting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will regret
you will regret
he/she/it will regret
we will regret
you will regret
they will regret
Future continuous
I will be regretting
you will be regretting
he/she/it will be regretting
we will be regretting
you will be regretting
they will be regretting
Future perfect
I will have regretted
you will have regretted
he/she/it will have regretted
we will have regretted
you will have regretted
they will have regretted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been regretting
you will have been regretting
he/she/it will have been regretting
we will have been regretting
you will have been regretting
they will have been regretting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would regretted
you would regretted
he/she/it would regretted
we would regretted
you would regretted
they would regretted
Conditional continuous
I would be regretting
you would be regretting
he/she/it would be regretting
we would be regretting
you would be regretting
they would be regretting
Conditional perfect
I would have regretted
you would have regretted
he/she/it would have regretted
we would have regretted
you would have regretted
they would have regretted
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been regretting
you would have been regretting
he/she/it would have been regretting
we would have been regretting
you would have been regretting
they would have been regretting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you regret
we let´s regret
you regret
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to regret
Past participle
regretted
Present Participle
regretting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH REGRETTED


carburetted
ˈkɑːbjʊˌretɪd
duetted
djuːˈetɪd
netted
ˈnetɪd
overnetted
ˌəʊvəˈnetɪd
pantaletted
ˌpæntəˈletɪd
ricochetted
ˈrɪkəˌʃetɪd
rouletted
ruːˈletɪd
unfretted
ʌnˈfretɪd
unnetted
ʌnˈnetɪd
unvetted
ʌnˈvetɪd
wadsetted
ˈwɒdˌsetɪd
wetted
ˈwetɪd
whetted
ˈwetɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE REGRETTED

regreen
regreet
regress
regression
regressive
regressive tax
regressively
regressiveness
regressivity
regressor
regret
regretful
regretfully
regretfulness
regrets
regrettable
regrettably
regretter
regretting
regrew

WORDS THAT END LIKE REGRETTED

abetted
bayonetted
betted
brevetted
coquetted
facetted
fretted
interfretted
jetted
petted
phosphoretted
retted
revetted
silhouetted
stetted
submitted
telluretted
unabetted
unletted
unregretted
vetted

Synonyms and antonyms of regretted in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «REGRETTED»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «regretted» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of regretted

Translation of «regretted» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF REGRETTED

Find out the translation of regretted to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of regretted from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «regretted» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

后悔
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lamentó
570 millions of speakers

English

regretted
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खेद व्यक्त किया
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يأسف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сожалел
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

lamentou
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দুঃখ প্রকাশ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

regretté
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kesal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

bedauerte,
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

後悔
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

후회
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Regretted
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hối tiếc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வருந்துவதாகவும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पश्चात्ताप केला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

pişman
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pentito
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

żałowałem
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

жалкував
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

regretat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εκφράζει τη λύπη του
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

jammer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

beklagade
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

angret
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of regretted

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «REGRETTED»

The term «regretted» is quite widely used and occupies the 36.953 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «REGRETTED» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about regretted

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10 QUOTES WITH «REGRETTED»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word regretted.
1
Adam Clarke
It is to be regretted that few persons who have arrived at any degree of eminence or fame, have written Memorials of themselves, at least such as have embraced their private as well as their public life.
2
Walter Cronkite
I want to say that probably 24 hours after I told CBS that I was stepping down at my 65th birthday, I was already regretting it. And I regretted it every day since.
3
Jake Epstein
I did 'Degrassi' for five years in Toronto, and I made the decision to quit the show to go to theatre school, which a lot of people thought I was really crazy to do, but it was one of those major decisions in my life that I haven't regretted - hopefully I won't! I really wanted to go to school.
4
Farrah Fawcett
It would almost be sinful to say that I regretted doing 'Charlie's Angels' because it did so much for my career.
5
Andrew Forrest
I will always put family first. Every time I haven't, I have regretted it and apologised.
6
Tim Gunn
If you want to write an angry e-mail, write it but don't send it. It's based on my experience that whenever I have acted out in some manner, I have always regretted it.
7
George Halas
Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.
8
Alan Hansen
Playing for 14 years definitely took its toll mentally. I decided when I was playing my last season that when I retired from football I would never go back into it, and I've never regretted that decision.
9
Owen Hart
I certainly would have regretted not getting into wrestling. It's been very lucrative for me and I've been fortunate to get into it and make money and not do anything stupid where I invested in something that collapsed.
10
David Hemmings
I would never, ever, ever, ever say I have regretted the 'A-Team,' 'Magnum PI' or 'Murder She Wrote' or any of the others I did - and if you mention a television series, I'm sure I had a hand in it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «REGRETTED»

Discover the use of regretted in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to regretted and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Changing Your Mind: The Law of Regretted Decisions
This book identifies and discusses the general principles and legal rules pertaining to contractual commitment and regretted decisions.
E. Allan Farnsworth, 2000
2
Complex Sentences in Grammar and Discourse: Essays in Honor ...
Zeki Ali-nin geyik oldur-me-si-ne iiziil-dii Zeki [Ali-GEN deer kill-NMZ-3sG-DAT regret-pAST/Evio 'Zeki regretted that Ali killed deer' (Lit": 'Zeki regretted Ali's his killing deer') b. Zeki Ali-nin bir geyik oldur-me-si-ne iiziil-du Zeki Ali-GEN one deer ...
Joan L. Bybee, Michael Noonan, 2002
3
Deeply Regretted By--
Maeve Binchy's classic television play, is a moving and powerful account of a tragedy affecting a woman in London who discovers, on the death of her husband, that their married life was a lie.
Maeve Binchy, 2005
4
The Monthly magazine
Monthly literary register. among the tradesmen of the upper half burv, to Miss Styles, ef Richmond.— M> 11. SliUo, Battalion, deservedly regretted — In Francis -street, the Rev. Julm Bcanar,. notwithstanding the attraction of Mrs. Salmon, and  ...
Monthly literary register
5
Money, Money, Money: It is Better to Have Had Money and Not ...
Have you ever regretted cheating on your spouse? If so, did your wife/ husband give you a second chance? Or have you ever cheated and not gotten caught and regretted it and never did it again? BestAnswers I'm married to my second ...
George Foxx, 2010
6
Identity and Stability in Marriage
Women were more likely to say they had experienced a regretted gain (mainly housework), and the longer- married seemed slightly less likely to have any regretted gains or losses. There was no difference by social class. To add to the picture ...
Janet Askham, 1984
7
The Monthly Magazine: Or, British Register ...
284 Died] At Manchester, Mr. J. Maguire, deservedly regretted.—In Brown-street, 68, Mrs. A. Gooderham-Iu Deansgate, .41), Mrs. Danielr~—In Fennel-street, 80', ' Mrs. K. Hall.—In Parker-street, at an advanced ago, Mr. James Currie.
‎1823
8
Highly Regretted: An Autobiography of a Bad Teacher
You can do very many good things but you'll be remembered most for one bad thing; and you mayn't do many things but you'll be remembered most for one good thing you didn't do.
James Kemoli Amata, 2010
9
Death Notices in the South-Carolina Gazette 1732-1775/Death ...
Mabel L. Webber Alexander Samuel Salley, Jr. On the 28th of last Month died, aged 77 Years, Mrs. Anne Le Bas, Relict of Mr. James Le Bas, of St. John's Parish, where she had lived forty years. Last Monday Morning, died universally regretted ...
Alexander Samuel Salley, Jr., Mabel L. Webber, 2012
10
Null Subjects
João regretted the boys nothing to-have.3.PL done to help Maria (BP) 6João regretted that the boys did nothing to help Maria.' b. ? João lamentou terem os rapazes nada, feito para ajudar Maria. João regretted to-have.3.PL the boys nothing ...
José Camacho, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «REGRETTED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term regretted is used in the context of the following news items.
1
I have regretted doing music - Fredyma
“I have regretted doing music, because investing in music in Ghana is demanding and also musicians are not being respected for their hard work,” he told Kojo ... «GhanaWeb, Jul 15»
2
Frank Sinatra regretted leaving his first wife for Ava Gardner
The 'My Way' crooner left Nancy - the mother of his children Nancy Jr., Frank Jr. and Tina - in 1951 to strike up a relationship with the actress, and in later years ... «NZCity, Jul 15»
3
Orangeman's regret at 'attempted murder' Ardoyne car incident
A prominent Orangeman's solicitor has said his client "profoundly regretted" hitting a 16-year-old girl with his car during a riot at Ardoyne in Belfast. John Aughey ... «the Irish News, Jul 15»
4
I Changed My Name When I Got Married And Instantly Regretted It
When a man and a woman get married, and the woman does that thing where she takes her husband's last name? Do you know when that bit — the name ... «BuzzFeed News, Jul 15»
5
6 celebrities who have regretted tattoos of exes' names
LAUREN Goodger recently split opinion when she showed off her new wrist tattoo emblazoned with her boyfriend's name. Fans cried out – what happens if ... «OK! Magazine, Jul 15»
6
Michael Douglas "So Regretted Any Embarrassment" He Caused …
"It was one of those things…and I so regretted any embarrassment that it caused Catherine," he shared with Event Magazine. "And her family." He continued ... «E! Online, Jun 15»
7
Those Who Served: 93-year-old 'never regretted being a Marine'
Jim Kelly, who enlisted in the U.S. Marines shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, shows the Japanese, company flag he picked up when he fought in Japan. «Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette, Jun 15»
8
Woody Allen: 'I have regretted every second since I said OK' to …
The 79-year-old filmmaker told Deadline.com that he has “regretted every second” since agreeing to write and direct the untitled event series for the streaming ... «New York Daily News, May 15»
9
Why I Regretted Hiring the 'Perfect' Employee
On paper, he looked like the ideal hire. Ivy League education. Top-notch work experience. Strong referrals. Rationally, all signs suggested I should hire him. «Huffington Post, Apr 15»
10
Lombardi regretted fourth-and-1 calls
Lombardi blamed himself for the 17-13 loss, regretting his two fourth-down gambles. Power football was the hallmark of the Lombardi Packers. They had ... «Packers.com, Apr 15»

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