That Word: Number 7

That Word is a segment where I will be posting a new word each week. They are words that I’ve newly discovered or words I’ve known but wanted to be more thorough in knowing the meaning. This could be for you writer’s like myself looking carefully into the words we use or it could be for those people who are just interested in all kinds of different words. No matter which one you are, this post is for you. This week’s word is…



Where I Discovered It

I discovered ‘ruth’ on where it appeared as a Word of the Day. It stood out to me that day because I knew the word as a name of a character in the Bible, but didn’t realise it had a different definition and use for it.


  1. pity or compassion
  2. sorrow or grief
  3. self-reproach; contrition; remorse.
Definitions sourced from

Example Sentences

This ruth I feel will destroy unless dealt with accordingly.

I will not give you pity or ruth.

My Thoughts

This Word was hard to put in a sentence it felt awkward and strange because I know this word as a name rather than an everyday word one could slip into a sentence. I’m not sure if I would use it often.

It was interesting, though to be used for something different. I may use it at some point, but I don’t think it is a word I would use often. It would have to feel natural and right to use in a story or otherwise.


What are your thoughts? Have you heard or seen ‘ruth’ in this context before? Do you think you would use it in this context? Feel free to tell me your thoughts in the comments.

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