regrettable

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regret +‎ -able

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regrettable (comparative more regrettable, superlative most regrettable)

  1. Of an event, action, or state, allowing or deserving regret.
    His painting his name of my car was more than regrettable, it was criminal.
    It was regrettable that the teacher made the class retake the test when he was wrong about the answers.

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