Regretful vs. Regrettable

Regretful vs. Regrettable — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Regretful and Regrettable

Regretfuladjective

Full of regret; sorrowful or sorry.

Regrettableadjective

Eliciting or deserving regret

a regrettable lack of funds.regrettable remarks.

Regretfuladjective

Full of feelings of regret, indulging in regrets.

Regrettableadjective

Able to be regretted, especially deserving of regret.

The officers' actions were regrettable, yes, but there's nothing to be done now but to relocate everyone to the mainland in a calm and orderly manner.

Regretfuladjective

Sorrowful about what has been lost or done.

Regrettableadjective

deserving regret;

regrettable remarksit's regrettable that she didn't go to collegeit's too bad he had no feeling himself for church
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Regretfuladjective

having regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone;

felt regretful over his vanished youthregretful over mistakes she had made