Ruth

Definition of Ruth

Pronunciation: rųth
n.1.Sorrow for the misery of another; pity; tenderness.
To stir up gentle ruth,
Both for her noble blood, and for her tender youth.
- Spenser.
2.That which causes pity or compassion; misery; distress; a pitiful sight.
It had been hard this ruth for to see.
- Chaucer.
With wretched miseries and woeful ruth.
- Spenser.

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attrition, benevolence, clemency, commiseration, compassion, compunction, condolence, contrition, favor, feeling, forbearance, forgiveness, grace, humanity, kindness, leniency, mercy, mitigation, pardon, pathos, penance, penitently, pity, quarter, relief, remorse, remorsefulness, repentance, reprieve, rue, self-pity, sympathy
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