More Than A Name 


I love learning new things!  Recently while I was researching and studying the story of Ruth from the Bible, I stumbled upon ruth as a word- not a person.   
So now it makes sense where the word ruthless comes from.  I never knew it was more than a name.

I believe it of course had to of been created after Ruth, the Bible character, because she was the epitome of compassion for the misery of another.  

All you words with friends and scrabble fans- here is a word you can use next time and impress your friends. 

             ~XXOO Michelle Bollom 

ruth

noun \ˈrüth\

Popularity: Bottom 50% of words

Definition of ruth

* 1
:  compassion for the misery of another

* 2
:  sorrow for one’s own faults :  remorse

Synonyms

bigheartedness, charity, commiseration, compassion, feeling, good-heartedness, humanity, kindheartedness, kindliness, kindness, largeheartedness, mercy, pity, heart, softheartedness, sympathy, warmheartedness

Antonyms

coldheartedness, hard-heartedness, inhumanity, inhumanness, mercilessness, pitilessness

Related Words

feelings, responsiveness, sensibility, sensitivity; affection, love, regard; affinity, empathy, rapport; altruism, benevolence, benignancy, benignity, generosity, goodwill, humaneness, humanism, humanitarianism, philanthropy

Near Antonyms

callousness, coldness, disinterest, indifference, unconcern; cruelty, harshness; animosity, antipathy, dislike, hatred, hostility

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