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1. Full of sorrow; rueful.
2. Causing sorrow or pity.

ruth′ful·ly adv.
ruth′ful·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ruthfulness - a state of gloomy sorrow
woefulness, woe - intense mournfulness
sorrow - an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement; "he tried to express his sorrow at her loss"
plaintiveness - expressing sorrowfulness
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Furthermore, facial expressions are not always dispositive when it comes to demeanor and it is possible that nonfacial body language is actually more indicative of ruthfulness.
As famous for his sartorial elegance as for his ruthfulness, he revelled in his icon status.