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Definition of 'regrettable'

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This was a deeply regrettable error and we are very sorry. The Sun (2013)That it has not happened consistently is deeply regrettable. Times, Sunday Times (2010)That he has been allowed to cheat justice is more than deeply regrettable. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Other governments have turned a blind eye and that is deeply regrettable. The Sun (2014)It was a regrettable incident on his side, but the federation did not act strongly enough. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is deeply regrettable that he shouted at the referee: there should be no place for such behaviour in football. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Any death is deeply regrettable. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is deeply regrettable that both before and since those two spills occurred, much more oil has been spilt due to illegality. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Ten unions last night called the coup bid 'deeply regrettable and unnecessary'. The Sun (2016)Council bosses have launched an investigation and a spokesman said: 'This was an extremely regrettable incident. The Sun (2006)He added: 'It is always regrettable when there are civilian casualties. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They are silly, hilarious, inspired and often deeply regrettable. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She said last night: 'My conviction was deeply regrettable. The Sun (2009)It is deeply regrettable that the British Government refused to support this proposal. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He squirmed: 'This was a deeply regrettable error and we are very sorry. The Sun (2013)The feeling at Anfield is that this was a regrettable, avoidable incident rather than a serious one. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He said: 'A pupil followed our advice but it led to a regrettable incident and pupils became nauseous. The Sun (2015)He said: 'It is very regrettable that an officer should apparently have disregarded a speed camera under these circumstances. Times, Sunday Times (2006)

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Translations for 'regrettable'

British English: regrettable ADJECTIVE
You describe something as regrettable when you think that it is bad and that it should not happen or have happened.
...an investigation into what the army described as a regrettable incident.

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