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regret

US [rɪˈɡret]
UK [rɪ'ɡret]
  • n.遗憾;懊悔;痛惜;失望
  • v.懊悔;感到遗憾;惋惜;有礼貌地或正式地表示抱歉、痛惜或悲伤
  • Web后悔;悔恨;歉意
Plural Form:regrets  Present Participle:regretting  Past Tense:regretted  
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v.
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感到遗憾;惋惜;懊悔to feel sorry about sth you have done or about sth that you have not been able to do
If you don't do it now, you'll only regret it .
你如果现在不做,以后一定会后悔的。
The decision could be one he lives to regret .
这一决定也许会有让他后悔的一天。
‘I've had a wonderful life,’ she said, ‘I don't regret a thing.’
“我一辈子生活得很好,”她说,“我没什么可遗憾的。”
He bitterly regretted ever having mentioned it.
他非常懊悔提起那件事。
I deeply regret what I said.
我非常后悔说了那些话。
I regret that I never got to meet him in person.
很遗憾我始终没能见到他本人。
2.
~ sth
(有礼貌地或正式地表示抱歉、痛惜或悲伤)used to say in a polite or formal way that you are sorry or sad about a situation
The airline regrets any inconvenience.
航空公司对所造成的任何不便表示歉意。
I regret that I am unable to accept your kind invitation.
很遗憾,我不能接受你的友好邀请。
We regret to inform you that your application has not been successful.
我们很遗憾地通知您,您的申请未获通过。
It is to be regretted that so many young people leave school without qualifications.
遗憾的是那么多年轻人肄业离校。
n.
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痛惜;懊悔;遗憾;失望a feeling of sadness or disappointment that you have because of sth that has happened or sth that you have done or not done
It is with great regret that I accept your resignation.
接受你的辞呈,我感到非常遗憾。
She expressed her regret at the decision.
她对这个决定表示失望。
a pang/twinge of regret
一阵痛悔之情
I have no regrets about leaving Newcastle(= I do not feel sorry about it) .
我一点也不后悔离开纽卡斯尔。
What is your greatest regret(= the thing that you are most sorry about doing or not doing) ?
你最大的遗憾是什么?
He gave up teaching in 2009, much to the regret of his students.
他于 2009 年放弃了教学,这使他的学生深感遗憾。

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