ruthful

[ rooth-fuh l ]
/ ˈruθ fəl /

adjective

compassionate or sorrowful.
causing or apt to cause sorrow or pity.
feeling remorse or self-reproach.

Origin of ruthful

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at ruth, -ful

OTHER WORDS FROM ruthful

ruth·ful·ly, adverbruth·ful·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ruthful

ruthful
/ (ˈruːθfʊl) /

adjective

archaic full of or causing sorrow or pity

Derived forms of ruthful

ruthfully, adverbruthfulness, noun
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