Meaning of rue


Pronunciation: (r), [key]
— v., n. rued, ru•ing,
  1. to feel sorrow over; repent of; regret bitterly: to rue the loss of opportunities.
  2. to wish that (something) had never been done, taken place, etc.: I rue the day he was born.
  1. to feel sorrow, repentance, or regret.
  1. sorrow; repentance; regret.
  2. pity or compassion.


Pronunciation: (r), [key]
— n.
  1. any strongly scented plant of the genus Ruta, esp. R. graveolens, having yellow flowers and leaves formerly used in medicine. Cf.


Pronunciation: (r), [key]
— n.
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  • rue (Thesaurus)