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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rue·ful /ˈrufəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rue·ful a.
 1. Causing one to rue or lament; woeful; mournful; sorrowful.
 2. Expressing sorrow. Rueful faces.”
    Two rueful figures, with long black cloaks.   --Sir W. Scott.
 -- Rue*ful*ly, adv. -- Rue*ful*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
            [syn: contrite, remorseful, ruthful, sorry]