Rueful in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Rueful

displaying regret and/or sorrow for one’s actions

Examples of Rueful in a sentence

The rueful dog looked pitiful after it chewed up its blanket.  🔊

Because the judge felt the defendant wasn’t rueful, he gave him a harsh sentence.  🔊

The woman’s tear-stained face had a rueful look as she apologized for hitting my dog.  🔊

With a rueful nod of his head, Stan expressed his regret to his parents.  🔊

My brother’s rueful expression told me he was upset about missing my wedding  🔊

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