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regrettable

[ri-gret-uh-buh l] /rɪˈgrɛt ə bəl/
adjective
1.
causing or deserving regret; unfortunate; deplorable.
Also, regretable.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Middle French regret(t)able; see regret, -able
Related forms
regrettableness, noun
regrettably, adverb
unregrettable, adjective
unregrettably, adverb
Can be confused
regretful, regrettable.
regretfully, regrettably.
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  • However, it is regretable to find a considerable number of errors and mistakes in the publication.
Word Origin and History for regretable

regrettable

adj.

c.1600, "deserving of regret," from regret + -able. Related: Regrettably.

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