ruefulness

Definitions of ruefulness
  1. noun
    sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
    synonyms: regret, rue, sorrow
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    attrition, contriteness, contrition
    sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation
    compunction, remorse, self-reproach
    a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
    guilt, guilt feelings, guilt trip, guilty conscience
    remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offense
    penance, penitence, repentance
    remorse for your past conduct
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    sadness, unhappiness
    emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
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