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NOUN (4)

1. European strong-scented perennial herb with grey-green bitter-tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy;
[syn: rue, herb of grace, Ruta graveolens]

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

3. sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment;
- Example: "he drank to drown his sorrows"
- Example: "he wrote a note expressing his regret"
- Example: "to his rue, the error cost him the game"
[syn: sorrow, regret, rue, ruefulness]

4. (French) a street or road in France;


VERB (1)

1. feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about;
[syn: repent, regret, rue]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rue \Rue\ (r[udd]), n. [F. rue, L. ruta, akin to Gr. "ryth`; cf. AS. r[=u]de.] 1. (Bot.) A perennial suffrutescent plant (Ruta graveolens), having a strong, heavy odor and a bitter taste; herb of grace. It is used in medicine. [1913 Webster] Then purged with euphrasy and rue The visual nerve, for he had much to see. --Milton. [1913 Webster] They [the exorcists] are to try the devil by holy water, incense, sulphur, rue, which from thence, as we suppose, came to be called herb of grace. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Bitterness; disappointment; grief; regret. [1913 Webster] Goat's rue. See under Goat. Rue anemone, a pretty springtime flower (Thalictrum anemonides) common in the United States. Wall rue, a little fern (Asplenium Ruta-muraria) common on walls in Europe. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rue \Rue\, v. i. 1. To have compassion. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] God so wisly [i. e., truly] on my soul rue. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Which stirred men's hearts to rue upon them. --Ridley. [1913 Webster] 2. To feel sorrow and regret; to repent. [1913 Webster] Work by counsel and thou shalt not rue. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Old year, we'll dearly rue for you. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rue \Rue\, n. [AS. hre['o]w. See Rue, v. t.] Sorrow; repetance. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rue \Rue\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rued (r[udd]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Ruing.] [OE. rewen, reouwen, to grive, make sorry, AS. hre['o]wan; akin to OS. hrewan, D. rouwen, OHG. hriuwan, G. reuen, Icel. hryggr grieved, hryg[eth] sorrow. [root] 18. Cf. Ruth.] 1. To lament; to regret extremely; to grieve for or over. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] I wept to see, and rued it from my heart. --Chapmen. [1913 Webster] Thy will Chose freely what it now so justly rues. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to grieve; to afflict. [Obs.] "God wot, it rueth me." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 3. To repent of, and withdraw from, as a bargain; to get released from. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

28 Moby Thesaurus words for "rue": affliction, anguish, be sorry for, bemoan, bewail, care, commiseration, compassion, compunction, contriteness, contrition, deplore, dole, grief, heartache, heartbreak, penance, penitently, regret, remorse, remorsefulness, repent, repentance, repine, rue the day, ruth, sympathy, woe