rue: Meaning and Definition of
— v., n. rued, ru•ing,
- to feel sorrow over; repent of; regret bitterly: to rue the loss of opportunities.
- to wish that (something) had never been done, taken place, etc.: I rue the day he was born.
- to feel sorrow, repentance, or regret.
- sorrow; repentance; regret.
- pity or compassion.
- any strongly scented plant of the genus Ruta, esp. R. graveolens, having yellow flowers and leaves formerly used in medicine. Cf.
- rue (Thesaurus)