Definition of ruthfully in English:

ruthfully

adverb

  • 1In a pitiable or lamentable fashion; piteously, dolefully, dismally. Now usually: in a wryly regretful manner, ruefully.

  • 2Compassionately.

Origin

Middle English; earliest use found in St. Katherine. From ruthful + -ly. In later use in sense 1 probably influenced semantically by association with ruefully.

Pronunciation

ruthfully

/ˈruːθfʊli//ˈruːθf(ə)li/