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Ruefulness definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RU'EFULNESS, n. Sorrowfulness; mournfulness.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment; "he drank to drown his sorrows"; "he wrote a note expressing his regret"; "to his rue, the error cost him the game" [syn: sorrow, regret, rue, ruefulness]

Merriam Webster's

noun see rueful

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Rueful Rue"ful, a. 1. Causing one to rue or lament; woeful; mournful; sorrowful. 2. Expressing sorrow. ``Rueful faces.'' --Dryden. Two rueful figures, with long black cloaks. --Sir W. Scott. -- Rue"ful*ly, adv. -- Rue"ful*ness, n.



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