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    ruth

    ruth - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ruth

    Definition
    (noun) United States professional baseball player famous for hitting home runs (1895-1948) Definition
    (noun) the great-grandmother of king David whose story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament Definition
    (noun) a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
    Synonyms : commiseration , pathos , pity
    Example Sentence
    • the blind are too often objects of pity
    Definition
    (noun) a book of the Old Testament that tells the story of Ruth who was not an Israelite but who married an Israelite and who stayed with her mother-in-law Naomi after her husband died
    Synonyms : book of ruth
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ruth

Ruthless is to lack compassion and pity. So Ruth is to have compassion.

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