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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


Ruen. [F. rue, L. ruta, akin to Gr. ; cf. AS. rde.].
  •  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.
    "  [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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.
Ruev. t. [OE. rewen, reouwen, to grive, make sorry, AS. hreówan; akin to OS. hrewan, D. rouwen, OHG. hriuwan, G. reun, Icel. hruggr grieved, hrug sorrow. Ruth.].
  •  To lament; to regret extremely; to grieve for or over.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    "I wept to see, and rued it from my heart."  [1913 Webster]
    "Thy will
    Chose freely what it now so justly rues.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cause to grieve; to afflict.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To repent of, and withdraw from, as a bargain; to get released from.  [1913 Webster]
Ruev. i. 
  •  To have compassion.  [1913 Webster]
    "God so wisly [i. e., truly] on my soul rue."  [1913 Webster]
    "Which stirred men's hearts to rue upon them."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To feel sorrow and regret; to repent.  [1913 Webster]
    "Work by counsel and thou shalt not rue."  [1913 Webster]
    "Old year, we'll dearly rue for you."  [1913 Webster]
Ruen. [AS. hreów. See Rue, v. t.].
     Sorrow; repetance.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]


Rue, v. & n. (rues, rued, rueing or ruing) repent of; bitterly feel the consequences of; wish to be undone or non-existent (esp. rue the day).
--n. archaic 1 repentance; dejection at some occurrence.
2 compassion or pity.

Rue, n. a perennial evergreen shrub, Ruta graveolens, with bitter strong-scented leaves formerly used in medicine.

ME f. OF f. L ruta f. Gk rhute



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




VB regret, deplore, bewail, repine, cast a longing lingering look behind, rue, rue the day, repent, infandum renovare dolorem, prey on the mind, weigh on the mind, have a weight on the mind, leave an aching void.


VB repent, be sorry for, be penitent, rue, regret, think better of, recant, knock under, plead guilty, sing miserere, sing de profundis, cry peccavi, own oneself in the wrong, acknowledge, confess, (disclose), humble oneself, beg pardon, turn over a new leaf, put on the new man, turn from sin, reclaim, repent in sackcloth and ashes, (do penance), learn by experience.


N unsavoriness, amaritude, acrimony, acridity (bitterness), roughness, acerbity, austerity, gall and wormwood, rue, quassia, aloes, marah, sickener, unsavory, unpalatable, unsweetened, unsweet, ill-flavored, bitter, bitter as gall, acrid, acrimonious, rough, offensive, repulsive, nasty, sickening, nauseous, loathsome, fulsome, unpleasant.

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