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ruthful

[rooth-fuh l] /ˈruθ fəl/
adjective
1.
compassionate or sorrowful.
2.
causing or apt to cause sorrow or pity.
3.
feeling remorse or self-reproach.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English; see ruth, -ful
Related forms
ruthfully, adverb
ruthfulness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ruthfulness

ruthful

/ˈruːθfʊl/
adjective
1.
(archaic) full of or causing sorrow or pity
Derived Forms
ruthfully, adverb
ruthfulness, noun
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