Verboticism: Pregret

Pregret

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Created by: artr

Definition: v. To do something decisive and then immediately start to have doubts, wondering if you did the right thing. n. Second thoughts, or second guesses, about a decision or an action you have made but cannot change.

Pronunciation: prēgret

Sentence: Tim’s mom is a guilt trip travel agent. If there is one emotion she taught him, it is shame. As an adult, Tim can not only feel bad after making a hard decision, he can experience pregret and premorse long before he takes action. The one thing he feels good about is putting mom’s favorite phrase on her headstone, ”Don’t mind me, I’m just your mother”.

Etymology: pre (before) + regret (a feeling of sadness, repentance, or disappointment over something that has happened or been done)

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