Synonyms of rueful in English:

rueful


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adjective

1‘‘I've been pretty stupid, haven't I?’ Harry said, with a rueful smile’

SYNONYMS
sorrowful, regretful, apologetic, sorry, remorseful, shamefaced, sheepish, hangdog, contrite, repentant, penitent, conscience-stricken, self-reproachful
woebegone, woeful, sad, melancholy, mournful
rare compunctious
ANTONYMS

happy, unrepentant