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rue - Dictionary definition and meaning for word rue

(noun) European strong-scented perennial herb with grey-green bitter-tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy
(noun) leaves sometimes used for flavoring fruit or claret cup but should be used with great caution: can cause irritation like poison ivy
(noun) sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
Synonyms : regret , ruefulness , sorrow
Example Sentence
  • he drank to drown his sorrows
  • he wrote a note expressing his regret
  • to his rue, the error cost him the game

(noun) (French) a street or road in France
(verb) feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
Synonyms : regret , repent

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rue

rue sounds similar to ruin...when you ruin your life you LAMENT and REGRET it
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by imajeeth

sounds like ro(weep)...so mourn
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by userdce

Think RUEdolf. "All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names." All the other reindeer RUEd when "Santa came to say, RUEdolf with your nose so bright, won't you guide my sleigh tonight."
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by dshefman

Ruebaroooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo......are yu CRYING or singing?
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by nikhilsuhas

ROOH(soul)...when we think of soul, we think of death...hence when someone dies, we repent, feel the consequences of it bitterly....
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by nileshdive

rue:- rue sounds like rude.. so when someone behaves rudely, u will be sorrow
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by avinash49

when company sue you, you regret over your deeds
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by Nishu22

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