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/ ˈruθ fəl /
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compassionate or sorrowful.
causing or apt to cause sorrow or pity.
feeling remorse or self-reproach.
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OTHER WORDS FROM ruthfulruth·ful·ly, adverbruth·ful·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for ruthful
Jones stood close at my elbow, with a face as festive now as it was ruthful not long before.
Sad was the man that word to hear that him so heavied in bowels ruthful.Ulysses|James Joyce
British Dictionary definitions for ruthful
/ (ˈruːθfʊl) /
archaic full of or causing sorrow or pity
Derived forms of ruthfulruthfully, adverbruthfulness, noun
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