V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: (v.) to feel regret about something; (n.) regret or sorrow about something in the past
Synonyms: (v.) regret, bemoan, lament; (n.) guilt, regret, sorrow
Antonyms: (n.) satisfaction, contentment
Tips: "You will rue the day!" is a somewhat common expression, used almost comically, to denote that the person being addressed will regret what he or she has done. Rue refers to regret, whether used as a verb or noun. It is also the name of a type of herb.
You will rue the day you told her my secret. (regret) verb
Much to my rue, I lost the bet. (regret, sorrow) noun
I hope they don't rue the day they bought the house on the busy street. (regret, lament) verb
She rued the day she offered to help her friend and ended up with her own troubles. (regretted, bemoaned) verb
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