navré

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Past participle of navrer (to upset, dismay), from Middle French, from Old French navrer, nafrer (to hurt by piercing or cutting), from Old Norse nafra (to pierce or bore with an auger), from nafarr (auger), from Proto-Germanic *nabagairaz (auger", literally "nave-spear). Cognate with Old English nafogār (auger), Old High German nabagēr (auger). More at auger.

Verb[edit]

navré m (feminine singular navrée, masculine plural navrés, feminine plural navrées)

  1. past participle of navrer

Adjective[edit]

navré (feminine singular navrée, masculine plural navrés, feminine plural navrées)

  1. sad; saddened
  2. heartbroken
  3. deeply or very sorry; distressed.

Interjection[edit]

navré

  1. sorry! (a heartfelt apology, usually for a death, loss, etc.)

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