ruthful

[rooth-fuh l]

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. rutherford,
  2. rutherford scattering,
  3. rutherford, ernest,
  4. rutherford, joseph franklin,
  5. rutherfordium,
  6. ruthfully,
  7. ruthless,
  8. ruthlessly,
  9. rutidosis,
  10. rutilant

Origin of ruthful

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

Related formsruth·ful·ly, adverbruth·ful·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for ruthful

ruthful

adjective

archaic full of or causing sorrow or pity
Derived Formsruthfully, adverbruthfulness, noun

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