Rue"ful (?), a.

1.

Causing one to rue or lament; woeful; mournful; sorrowful.

2.

Expressing sorrow.

"Rueful faces."

Dryden.

Two rueful figures, with long black cloaks. Sir W. Scott.

-- Rue"ful*ly, adv. -- Rue"ful*ness, n.

 

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