regrettable adj : deserving regret; "regrettable remarks"; "it's regrettable that she didn't go to college"; "it's too bad he had no feeling himself for church" [syn: too bad]
of an event, action, or state, allowing or deserving regret
- German: bedauerlich
Regrettables is an economic term to describe goods or services that do not add to utility themselves, but rather abate disutility. Examples would be health care, law enforcement and the justice system.
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