The fiery and savage children of the vitriolic ideology made popular by Donald J Trump, spoke with neither ruth nor pity. They were the foolish offspring of a confused patriotism. Genuine in their conviction, but utterly devoid of reason.


  1. Sorrow for the misery of another; pity; tenderness.
  2. Obsolete: That which causes pity or compassion; misery; distress; a pitiful.


  • /ɹuːθ/


From Middle English reuþe, ruthe, reuthe, rewthe, reowthe, corresponding to rue +‎ -th.

Proper Noun

The woman after whom the “Book of Ruth” is named. After her husband and father-in-law die, she travels to Bethlehem and marries her husband’s friend Boaz. They have a son named Obed, who is the grandfather of David, king of Israel.

In the Christian tradition, Ruth is a model of loving-kindness, behaving in ways that promoted the well-being of others.

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Modern Language Association (MLA Style)

“Ruth.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, Accessed 25 May 2024.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “ruth”, accessed May 25, 2024,

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Ruth. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved May 25, 2024, from

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