contritely vs ruefully what difference

what is difference between contritely and ruefully

English

Etymology

contrite +‎ -ly

Adverb

contritely (comparative more contritely, superlative most contritely)

  1. In a contrite manner.


English

Etymology

rueful +‎ -ly

Adverb

ruefully (comparative more ruefully, superlative most ruefully)

  1. 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.

Synonyms

  • sadly, sorrowfully, mournfully, regretfully

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