adjective Date: 13th century 1. full of ruth ; tender 2. full of sorrow ; woeful 3. causing sorrow • ruthfully adverbruthfulness noun

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  • Ruthful — Ruth ful, a. Full of ruth; as: (a) Pitiful; tender. (b) Full of sorrow; woeful. (c) Causing sorrow. Shak. {Ruth ful*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ruthful — [ro͞oth′fəl] adj. [ME reuthful] Now Rare full of ruth; feeling, showing, or arousing pity or sorrow ruthfully adv. ruthfulness n …   English World dictionary

  • ruthful — ruthfully, adv. ruthfulness, n. /roohth feuhl/, adj. 1. compassionate or sorrowful. 2. causing or apt to cause sorrow or pity. 3. feeling remorse or self reproach. [1175 1225; ME; see RUTH, FUL] * * * …   Universalium

  • ruthful — adjective Rueful …   Wiktionary

  • ruthful — Synonyms and related words: afflicted, bleeding, charitable, clement, commiserative, compassionate, condolent, doleful, dolorous, forbearant, gentle, human, humane, lenient, melting, merciful, miserable, pitying, rueful, soft, softhearted,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ruthful — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Arousing or deserving pity: pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, rueful. See PITY …   English dictionary for students

  • ruthful — a. Merciful, compassionate, pitiful, tender …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • ruthful — adj compassionate, pitiful, merciful; clement, mild, lenient, soft hearted, kind hearted, kind; indulgent, forbearing, exorable; forgiving, humane, long suffering, tolerant; nice, gracious, hospitable; beneficent, benign, benevolent,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • ruthful — ruth·ful …   English syllables

  • ruthful — ruth•ful [[t]ˈruθ fəl[/t]] adj. 1) compassionate or sorrowful 2) causing or apt to cause sorrow or pity 3) feeling remorse or self reproach • Etymology: 1175–1225; see ruth, ful ruth′ful•ly, adv. ruth′ful•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

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