Synonyms of rue


1. rue, herb of grace, Ruta graveolens, herb, herbaceous plant

usage: European strong-scented perennial herb with grey-green bitter-tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy

2. rue, herb

usage: leaves sometimes used for flavoring fruit or claret cup but should be used with great caution: can cause irritation like poison ivy

3. sorrow, regret, rue, ruefulness, sadness, unhappiness

usage: sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment; "he drank to drown his sorrows"; "he wrote a note expressing his regret"; "to his rue, the error cost him the game"

4. rue, street

usage: (French) a street or road in France


1. repent, regret, rue, feel, experience

usage: feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about

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