[rooth-fuh l]
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Origin of ruthful

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at ruth, -ful
Related formsruth·ful·ly, adverbruth·ful·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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