what is difference between contritely and ruefully
contrite + -ly
contritely (comparative more contritely, superlative most contritely)
- In a contrite manner.
rueful + -ly
ruefully (comparative more ruefully, superlative most ruefully)
- In a rueful manner; causing, feeling, or expressing regret or sorrow.
- He smiled ruefully at me.
- He pushed his straw hat back, scratched his head, and laughed ruefully.
- sadly, sorrowfully, mournfully, regretfully
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