regrettable etymology

English word regrettable comes from English regret, English -able

Detailed word origin of regrettable

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
regret English (eng) (more generally) To feel sorry about (any thing).. To feel sorry about (a thing that has or has not happened), afterthink: to wish that a thing had not happened, that something else had happened instead. (obsolete) Dislike; aversion.. Emotional pain on account of something done or experienced in the past, with a wish that it had been different; a looking back with dissatisfaction or with longing.
-able English (eng) Able to be done; fit to be done.. An adjectival suffix; forms adjectives meaning:. Due to be.. Giving, or inclined to.. Relevant to or suitable to, in accordance with.. Subject to.
regrettable English (eng) Able to be regretted, especially deserving of regret.

Words with the same origin as regrettable

Descendants of -able
accountable available dependable disposable enjoyable fashionable lovable predictable remarkable valuable