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Word of the Day 04/05/21 Rueful

Rueful (adjective)
rueful [ roo-fuhl ]


adjective
1. causing sorrow or pity; pitiable; deplorable: a rueful plight.
2. feeling, showing, or expressing sorrow, repentance, or regret: the rueful look on her face.

OTHER WORDS FROM RUEFUL
rue·ful·ly, adverb
rue·ful·ness, noun
half-rue·ful, adjective
un·rue·ful, adjective

WORDS RELATED TO RUEFUL
mournful, sad, apologetic, ashamed, deplorable, lamentable, remorseful, repentant, sorrowful, sorry

See synonyms for: rueful / ruefulness on Thesaurus.com

Origin: First recorded in 1175–1225, rueful is from the Middle English word reowful; see rue, -ful

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR RUEFUL
Rueful laughter from both men turned to thoughtfulness in Stittsworth.
THE STRANGE, TRUE TALE OF THE OLD-TIMEY GOAT TESTICLE-IMPLANTING 'GOVERNOR'|PENNY LANE|SEPTEMBER 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST

You can only ever see it from an outsider and comment on it with the rueful wisdom of a non participant.
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH’S REVEALING REDDIT AMA: ON JULIAN ASSANGE’S LETTER AND FAME|MARLOW STERN|OCTOBER 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST

A discussion of a London cheese shop sends her into paroxysms of rueful joy.
MICHELLE FORBES' GOOD GRIEF|JACE LACOB|MAY 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST

But most of them must be delivered from on the peninsula, where Bob is standing, casting a rueful eye on the whole show.
ON THE PENINSULA|BRYAN CURTIS|APRIL 25, 2011|DAILY BEAST

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