ruthful

adjective ruth·ful \ ˈrüth-fəl \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of ruthful

1 : full of ruth : tender
2 : full of sorrow : woeful
3 : causing sorrow

ruthfully

play \ˈrüth-fə-lē\ adverb

ruthfulness

noun

First Known Use of ruthful

13th century


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