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[ɹˈuːfə͡l], [ɹˈuːfə‍l], [ɹ_ˈuː_f_əl]

Synonyms for Rueful:

regretful (adjective)

contrite, grieving, lamenting, mourning, penitent, regretful, remorseful, repentant, shameful, sorrowful.

Other synonyms and related words:

Compunctious, Dolesome, Ruth, addicted, affecting, afflicted, afflicting, afflictive, afraid, aggrieved, anguish, anguished, apologetic, ashamed, bad, bemoan, bewail, bewailing, bitter, black, bleak, blue, broken-hearted, careworn, chap-fallen, cheerless, comfortless, compassion, compassionate, compunction, conscience-smitten, conscience-stricken, crestfallen, dejected, demure, deplorable, deplore, deploring, depressed, depressing, depression, depressive, desolate, desolation, despairing, despondent, diffident, dingy, disappointed, discomforting, disconsolate, disheartened, disheartening, dismal, dismaying, dispirited, distress, distressed, distressful, distressing, doleful, dolor, dolorific, dolorogenic, doloroso, dolorous, downcast, downhearted, drab, dreadful, dreary, dumb with grief, embarrassed, emotional, enervate, expiate, forlorn, full of remorse, full of worries, funeral, funereal, gloomy, grief, grief-stricken, griefful, grieved, grievous, grim, grim-faced, grim-visaged, guilt-ridden, guilty, heart-breaking, heart-rending, heartache, heartbreaking, heartbroken, heartsick, heavy-hearted, hopeless, humble, humbled, humiliated, hurt, in grief, in the doldrums, inconsolable, injured, joyless, lament, lamentable, long-faced, lousy, lugubrious, melancholy, meritless, miserable, misery, mortified, mournful, moving, oppressed, overcome, pained, painful, pathetic, pathetical, penance, penitence, penitential, penitentiary, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, pitying, plaintive, plangent, plunged in grief, poignant, poor, prostrate, red-faced, regret, regrettable, remorse, repent, repentance, repenting, repining, rotten, rue, ruefulness, ruthful, sad, saddening, sadness, sedate, self-accusing, self-condemning, self-convicting, self-debasing, self-flagellating, self-humiliating, self-punishing, self-reproachful, self-reproaching, serious, shame-faced, shamed, shamefaced, shamefast, sharp, sheepish, sober, solemn, sombre, sore, sorrow, sorrowed, sorrowing, sorry, staid, stayed, tearful, terrible, touching, uncomfortable, unfortunate, unhappy, unhappy about, unlucky, upset, wan, weeping, wistful, without merit, woebegone, woeful, won, wretch, wretched, wronged.