What does the word regrettable mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • That is to be regretted.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by T. H. Howard