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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishruefulrue‧ful /ˈruːfəl/ adjective  REGRET/FEEL SORRYfeeling or showing that you wish you had not done something a rueful smileruefully adverb He smiled ruefully.
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ruefulThen she pulled a rueful face.Celia and Brassard, who had overheard everything from the outer office, exchanged rueful glances.Jane looked at her with a rueful smile.
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