from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality or state of being rueful.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The property of being rueful.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment


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  • She looked at us with charming ruefulness. -Charlaine Harris, Living Dead in Dallas

    December 11, 2010