V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


verb, noun

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.

Usage Examples:

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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