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  Dictionary Definition of rued

rue [1]
verb ( rued, ruing )

-- verb (t)
1. to feel sorrow over; repent of; regret bitterly.
2. to wish (that something might never have been done, taken place, etc.): to rue the day one was born.
-- verb (i)
3. to feel sorrow; be repentant.
4. to feel regret.
-- noun Archaic.
5. sorrow; repentance; regret.
6. pity or compassion.
[ME rue, rewe, OE hreowan, c. G reuen ]