ruthful

adjective
ruth·​ful | \ ˈrüth-fəl How to pronounce ruthful (audio) \

Definition of ruthful

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

Other Words from ruthful

ruthfully \ ˈrüth-​fə-​lē How to pronounce ruthful (audio) \ adverb
ruthfulness noun

First Known Use of ruthful

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ruthful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ruthful. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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