Part of speech: adjective

That is to be regretted.

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Usage examples "regrettable":

  1. But the failure of crops entailed a falling off in the produce of taxation which would have been regrettable in any country, but in ours could not help having a fatal effect. - "Royal Highness", Thomas Mann.
  2. That women should take such an inferior position in the trades they are in today is regrettable enough. - "The Trade Union Woman", Alice Henry.
  3. That may have seemed very fine, from a certain point of view, but is regrettable in religious warfare. - "Standards of Life and Service", T. H. Howard.