pitiless


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pit·i·less

 (pĭt′ĭ-lĭs)
adj.
Having no pity; merciless.

pit′i·less·ly adv.
pit′i·less·ness n.

pitiless

(ˈpɪtɪlɪs)
adj
having or showing little or no pity or mercy
ˈpitilessly adv
ˈpitilessness n

pit•i•less

(ˈpɪt ɪ lɪs, ˈpɪt i-)

adj.
feeling or showing no pity; merciless.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pitiless - without mercy or pitypitiless - without mercy or pity; "an act of ruthless ferocity"; "a monster of remorseless cruelty"
merciless, unmerciful - having or showing no mercy; "the merciless enemy"; "a merciless critic"; "gave him a merciless beating"
2.pitiless - deficient in humane and kindly feelingspitiless - deficient in humane and kindly feelings
inhumane - lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion; "humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world"; "biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used"

pitiless

pitiless

adjective
Having or showing no mercy:
Translations
عَديم الرَّحْمَه
nemilosrdný
ubarmhjertig
miskunnarlaus
acımasızmerhametsiz

pitiless

[ˈpɪtɪlɪs] ADJ [enemy] → despiadado; [sun, storm] → implacable

pitiless

[ˈpɪtiləs] adjimpitoyable

pitiless

adjmitleidlos; person also, sun, glareunbarmherzig; cruelty alsognadenlos, erbarmungslos

pitiless

[ˈpɪtɪlɪs] adjspietato/a

pity

(ˈpiti) noun
1. a feeling of sorrow for the troubles and sufferings of others. He felt a great pity for her.
2. a cause of sorrow or regret. What a pity (that) she can't come.
verb
to feel pity for (someone). She pitied him; She is to be pitied.
piteous (ˈpitiəs) adjective
pitiful. a piteous cry/sight.
ˈpiteously adverb
ˈpiteousness noun
ˈpitiable adjective
pitiful. He was in a pitiable condition; He made a pitiable attempt.
ˈpitiably adverb
ˈpitiful adjective
1. very sad; causing pity. a pitiful sight.
2. very poor, bad etc; causing contempt. a pitiful attempt; a pitiful amount of money.
ˈpitifully adverb
ˈpitifulness noun
ˈpitiless adjective
without pity. pitiless cruelty.
ˈpitilessly adverb
ˈpitilessness noun
ˈpityingly adverb
in a way which shows that one feels pity for someone. He looked at her pityingly.
have pity on
to feel pity for (someone because of something). Have pity on the old man.
take pity on
to act kindly, or relent, towards (someone), from a feeling of pity. He took pity on the hungry children and gave them food.
References in classic literature ?
At the threshold, they felt his pitiless gripe upon them.
cried another female, the ugliest as well as the most pitiless of these self-constituted judges.
The racking and pitiless pain of it remains stored up in my memory alongside the memory of the time that I had my teeth fixed.
But water was preferable to fire, and still the stampede from the windows continued, and still the pitiless drenching assailed it until the building was empty; then the fireboys mounted to the hall and flooded it with water enough to annihilate forty times as much fire as there was there; for a village fire company does not often get a chance to show off, and so when it does get a chance, it makes the most of it.
and how signal have been his deliverance and preservation in the midst of a nation of pitiless enemies!
He's not a rough diamond - a pearl-containing oyster of a rustic: he's a fierce, pitiless, wolfish man.
Staggered in its progress for a time only, the pitiless routine of the house went horribly on its daily way.
Go, knowing that if you fail I will be pitiless, for I will bring you to your death, yes, even if my own death is the price
A mortal pallor covered those features, which he had known so charming and so gentle, and sorrow had furrowed them with pitiless lines and traced dark and unspeakably sad shadows under her eyes.
Art thou come, by chance, cruel basilisk of these mountains, to see if in thy presence blood will flow from the wounds of this wretched being thy cruelty has robbed of life; or is it to exult over the cruel work of thy humours that thou art come; or like another pitiless Nero to look down from that height upon the ruin of his Rome in embers; or in thy arrogance to trample on this ill-fated corpse, as the ungrateful daughter trampled on her father Tarquin's?
Under these circumstances the heroic Chevalier de Valois would bring to the succor of the old maid all the powers of his clever diplomacy, whenever he saw the pitiless smile of wiser heads.
I do not mean that the adult Martians are unnecessarily or intentionally cruel to the young, but theirs is a hard and pitiless struggle for existence upon a dying planet, the natural resources of which have dwindled to a point where the support of each additional life means an added tax upon the community into which it is thrown.