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Meaning of RUEFUL

Pronunciation:  'roofûl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
 

RUEFUL is a 6 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: contrite, penitent, remorseful, repentant, ruthful, sorry
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rue"ful\, a.
1. Causing one to rue or lament; woeful; mournful; sorrowful.

2. Expressing sorrow. ``Rueful faces.'' --Dryden.

         Two rueful figures, with long black cloaks. --Sir W.
                                               Scott.
   -- {Rue"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Rue"ful*ness}, n.

 

 

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