- v. 后悔；惋惜；为 ... 感到遗憾
- n. 遗憾；抱歉；后悔
- vt. & vi. 懊悔,惋惜,遗憾 feel sorry about (a sad fact or event, a mistake one has made, etc.), and wish it had not happened or was not true
- [U][C]痛惜,懊悔,遗憾,失望,悔恨 feeling of sadness at the loss of sb/sth; feeling of annoyance, disappointment or repentance
sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment;
"he drank to drown his sorrows"
"he wrote a note expressing his regret"
"to his rue, the error cost him the game"
feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
feel sad about the loss or absence of
decline formally or politely;
"I regret I can't come to the party"
express with regret;
"I regret to say that you did not gain admission to Harvard"
- I now regret having made a promise that I would join in the scheme.
- We deeply regret that this big fire has taken away two young men's lives.
- We regret that we have to place the entire shipment at your disposal.
- My only regret is that I have missed the chance to go abroad for further education.
- Much to my regret, I can't accept your invitation.
- There is no room for regret when matters have reached this stage.
- Men will say things when their blood is up which, and they regret after they have cooled down.
- You'll regret this.
- She refused their help and she didn't regret it.
- I didn't regret the choice I had made.
- Don't tell the police about this—or you'll regret it!
- He regretted the lost opportunity.
- He said his government regretted the incident.
- I regret my child's ignorance.
- I regret my ignorance of the subject.
- Later on,I regretted my decision not to take the job.
- I don't mind living in the city, but I do regret my horse!
- The mistake is much to be regretted.
- His death was regretted by all.
- We regret to inform you that we cannot help you.
- I regret to tell you that I won't be able to attend the ceremony.
- I regret to say that we cannot stay here any longer.
- I regret to say that we have no news for you.
- I regret to tell you that I am willing, but unable.
- I regret to have told him the thing.
- I regret selling the house.
- They regretted agreeing to the convocation of that meeting.
- I half regretted having left the work unfinished.
- They regretted ordering these books from abroad.
- I don't regret telling her what I thought, even if it upset her.
- To this day I don't regret having made that remark.
- Afterwards he regretted having spoken to them about it.
- He said he much regretted not being able to help.
- I regret that I shall not be able to come.
- I regret that I cannot help.
- I bitterly regret that we haven't been able to do better.
- I regret that I missed the concert.
- He regretted that he had left without saying goodbye to them.
- He regretted that he had left home early.
- I now regret that I didn't work harder at school.
- I regret what I said.
- I regret what I've done to her.
- It is much to be regretted that you can't join us in the trip.
- It is a matter to be regretted that he should have failed again in the examination.
- Please accept my regret.
- I've never had any regret over anything I've done.
- He said he had no regret about leaving the university.
- She showed much regret for her fault.
- He expressed regret for what he had done.
- A feeling of infinite regret came over him.
- I heard of his death with great regret.
- I've expressed regret at the death of his father.
- I feel no regret at her absence.
- The prime minister expressed her regret at the failure of the talks.
- Many would share in the regret at how time flies.
- We informed them with regret of our decision.
- We heard with great regret that you had failed the examination.
- We decided with some regret that we could not offer him the job.
- I declined with much regret your kind invitation.
- Much to my regrets,I am unable to accept your invitation.
- She could not come but sent regrets.
- regret half 有些遗憾
- regret much 深感遗憾
- regret bitterly 深感遗憾
- regret deeply 深感遗憾
- regret greatly 深感遗憾
- regret immediately 立即后悔
- regret sincerely 从心底感到后悔
- accept sb's regrets 接受某人的歉意
- express regret 表示遗憾
- feel regret 感到后悔〔遗憾〕
- have no regret 毫不后悔
- show regret 显得遗憾
Frantic with regret Of her he loves.出自： W. Cowper
A face..less bright than usual, from regret at appearing so late.出自： George Eliot
Don't..think that I have the slightest regret.出自： J. Conrad
At times my life seems nothing but a series of regrets, of wrong turnings.出自： P. Auster
I regret the speaking rivers I have known.出自： S. Keyes
- regret后接名词,表示对某事后悔; 后接动词不定式表示因将要做某事而感到抱歉或不快; 后接动名词表示因做了某事而感到后悔; 后接从句表示对某事感到遗憾。
- regret在表达一般的歉意时要用单数形式,由于谢绝而表示的歉意,则要用其复数形式或加much这个形容词。另外, regret在表示“辞谢帖”时多用复数形式。
- regret前可用much, little, no等修饰,表示遗憾的程度。
用于“报告不开心的事”的表达方式有I regret that，I regret to say that，I regret to have to announce that等，语气的轻重不同。
I regret to tell you that my brother died yesterday afternoon.
I regret to hear of your sister's death.
I regret causing him so much inconvenience.
- admit with regret表示“regret”或“admit”，通常不是指过分客气，就是指不够诚恳。
- I regret, I am afraid
- I am afraid〔I regret〕 that I shall not be able to attend the party.我恐怕不能参加这次聚会〔很遗憾,我不能参加这次聚会〕。
- 但一般情况下,这两者在含义上还是多少有些差别的。I am afraid...表示说话人多少有些不情愿的情绪,而I regret则重在表示说话人感到遗憾的心理。例如：
- I am afraid she didn't tell the truth.
- I regret that she didn't tell the truth.
- He regrets to have done such a thing.
- He regrets having done such a thing.
- He regrets doing such a thing.
- I regret that this has happened.
- I regret that this should have happened.
- regret, remorse
- regret多指对已做或没有成功的事表示懊悔或不愉快,有时则指对自己无能为力的事感到懊悔; remorse多指烦恼或问心有愧的精神折磨,常含有自责、悔恨之义。例如:
- The boy was filled with remorse for the worry he had caused his mother.这个男孩因为使他妈妈难过而自责。
误 She regretted for her past mistakes.
正 She regretted her past mistakes.
误 I regret informing you that we are unable to offer you employment.
正 I regret to inform you that we are unable to offer you employment.我遗憾地通知你,你的申请没有成功。
误 I regret informing you that your application has been unsuccessful.
正 I regret to inform you that your application has been unsuccessful.我深深地后悔说了这些话。
误 I deeply regret to say these words.
正 I deeply regret having said these words.
析 表示“为将要做的事而遗憾”应该用regret to- v ; 表示“为已做的某事而懊悔〔遗憾〕”应该用regret v -ing。
误 Please accept my regret at having to refuse the invitation.
正 Please accept my regrets at having to refuse the invitation.
- ☆ 1300年左右进入英语，直接源自古法语的regreter：re (强调） + greter (哀悼），意为很久之后；最初源自古日耳曼语的gretan，意为流泪，哭泣。