Rueful – meaning of the word and examples

Feeling sorry and wishing that something had not happened. (Cambridge Dictionary)

If someone is rueful, they feel or express regret or sorrow in a quiet and gentle way. (Collins Dictionary)

Exciting pity or sympathy: Pitiable. (Merriam – Webster)

Expressing sorrow or regret, especially in a wry or humorous way. (Oxford Dictionaries)


Sad rueful depressed cheerless man.

Rueful other words. Thesaurus. Plus.


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