- n. 遗憾；抱歉；悲叹
- vt. 后悔；惋惜；哀悼
- vi. 感到后悔；感到抱歉
CET4 TEM8 考 研 CET6
- regret:  The origins of regret are not altogether clear, but it may mean etymologically ‘weep over again’. It was borrowed from Old French regreter, which could have been based on a prehistoric Germanic verb *grētan ‘weep’ (source of archaic English greet ‘weep’).
- regret (v.)
- "to look back with distress or sorrowful longing; to grieve for on remembering," late 14c., from Old French regreter "long after, bewail, lament someone's death; ask the help of" (Modern French regretter), from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + -greter, possibly from Frankish or some other Germanic source (compare Old English grætan "to weep;" Old Norse grata "to weep, groan"), from Proto-Germanic *gretan "weep." "Not found in other Romance languages, and variously explained" [Century Dictionary].
Related: Regretted; regretting. Replaced Old English ofþyncan, from of- "off, away," here denoting opposition, + þyncan "seem, seem fit" (as in methinks).
- regret (n.)
- "pain or distress in the mind at something done or left undone," 1530s, from the verb, or from Middle French regret, back-formation from regreter (see regret (v.)).
- 1. Failure is never quite so frightening as regret do.
- 2. From Cairo came expressions of regret at the attack.
- 3. Her lack of co-operation is nothing new, I regret to say.
- 4. We regret to inform you that you are being furloughed indefinitely.
- 5. They will bitterly regret what they have done for ever more.
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