Ruth vs Reckless - What's the difference?

ruth | reckless |

As a proper noun ruth

is a book of the old testament and the hebrew tanakh.

As an adjective reckless is

careless or heedless; headstrong or rash.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • (archaic) Sorrow for the misery of another; pity, compassion; mercy.
  • *, II.11:
  • It was my fortune to be at Rome'', upon a day that one ''Catena , a notorious high-way theefe, was executed: at his strangling no man of the companie seemed to be mooved to any ruth .
  • * 1847 , , (Jane Eyre) , Chapter IV, 1859, New York, Harper & Brothers, page 14:
  • under her light eyebrows glimmered an eye devoid of ruth .
  • * 2011 , Turisas (Mathias Nygård), Hunting Pirates
  • Scum they are! —Foe of mankind!
    Clear the sea! —Show no ruth !
  • * 1896 , , (A Shropshire Lad)'', XLIV, 2005, ''The Works of A. E. Housman'' [1994, ''The Collected Poems of A. E. Housman ], page 61,
  • Now to your grave shall friend and stranger / With ruth and some with envy come.
  • * ~1937 , J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fall of Arthur
  • He mourned too late
    In ruth for the rending of the Round Table.
  • (obsolete) Sorrow; misery; distress.
  • (obsolete) Something which causes regret or sorrow; a pitiful sight.
  • Derived terms

    * ruthful * ruthless





    Alternative forms

    * (l), (l) (obsolete)


  • Careless or heedless; headstrong or rash.
  • Indifferent to danger or the consequences.
  • Antonyms

    * (l)

    Derived terms

    * recklessness