merciless


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mer·ci·less

 (mûr′sĭ-lĭs)
adj.
Having no mercy; cruel.

mer′ci·less·ly adv.
mer′ci·less·ness n.

merciless

(ˈmɜːsɪlɪs)
adj
without mercy; pitiless, cruel, or heartless
ˈmercilessly adv
ˈmercilessness n

mer•ci•less

(ˈmɜr sɪ lɪs)

adj.
without mercy; pitiless; cruel.
[1300–50]
mer′ci•less•ly, adv.
mer′ci•less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.merciless - having or showing no mercymerciless - having or showing no mercy; "the merciless enemy"; "a merciless critic"; "gave him a merciless beating"
bloody - having or covered with or accompanied by blood; "a bloody nose"; "your scarf is all bloody"; "the effects will be violent and probably bloody"; "a bloody fight"
inclement - used of persons or behavior; showing no clemency or mercy; "the harsh sentence of an inclement judge"
uncompassionate - lacking compassion or feeling for others; "nor silver-shedding tears could penetrate her uncompassionate sire"- Shakespeare
hard - dispassionate; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer";
unkind - lacking kindness; "a thoughtless and unkind remark"; "the unkindest cut of all"
implacable - incapable of being placated; "an implacable enemy"
merciful - showing or giving mercy; "sought merciful treatment for the captives"; "a merciful god"

merciless

merciless

adjective
Having or showing no mercy:
Translations
عَديم الرَّحْمَه
nemilosrdný
irgalmatlan
miskunnarlaus
neusmiljen

merciless

[ˈmɜːsɪlɪs] ADJ [person, attack] → despiadado, cruel; [killing, beating] → cruel; [sun, heat] → implacable
he's famous for his merciless treatment of hecklerstiene fama de tratar despiadadamente a los que interrumpen con preguntas o comentarios molestos

merciless

[ˈmɜːrsɪləs] adj
[person] → impitoyable, sans pitié
[efficiency, scrutiny, logic] → implacable, impitoyable
the merciless efficiency of a modern police state → l'implacable efficacité d'un État policier moderne, l'impitoyable efficacité d'un État policier moderne

merciless

adjunbarmherzig, erbarmungslos; destructionschonungslos; (= unrelenting) treatment, scrutiny, competition, glare, sungnadenlos

merciless

[ˈmɜːsɪlɪs] adjspietato/a

mercy

(ˈməːsi) plural ˈmercies noun
1. kindness towards a person, especially an enemy, who is in one's power. He showed his enemies no mercy.
2. a piece of good luck or something for which one should be grateful. It was a mercy that it didn't rain.
ˈmerciful adjective
willing to forgive or to punish only lightly. a merciful judge.
ˈmercifully adverb
ˈmerciless adjective
without mercy; cruel. merciless criticism.
ˈmercilessly adverb
at the mercy of
wholly in the power of, liable to be harmed by. A sailor is at the mercy of the sea.
have mercy on
to give kindness to (an enemy etc who is in one's power). Have mercy on me!

merciless

a. inhumano-a, despiadado-a.
References in classic literature ?
Such perfidious Treachery in the merciless perpetrators of the Deed will shock your gentle nature Dearest Marianne as much as it then affected the Delicate sensibility of Edward, Sophia, your Laura, and of Augustus himself.
Now, it being Christmas when the ship shot from out her harbor, for a space we had biting Polar weather, though all the time running away from it to the southward; and by every degree and minute of latitude which we sailed, gradually leaving that merciless winter, and all its intolerable weather behind us.
A very little affects the speed of an iron ship which is not driven on by a merciless propeller.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
But Barbicane, who was a better judge, always answered him with merciless logic.
He knew that for this, for the very fact that his heart was torn with grief, they would be merciless to him.
It was a wistfulness bred of hunger, as cruel as its own fangs, as merciless as the frost itself.
Inspired by the splendor of his own act, he took without an outcry the most merciless flaying that even Mr.
I don't want to act the constable," said the farrier, driven into a corner by this merciless reasoning; "and there's no man can say it of me, if he'd tell the truth.
By the time the depleted regiment had again reached the first open space they were receiving a fast and merciless fire.
Her cold, cruel nature helped, and she did not shrink to subject this ignorant savage to the merciless fire-lash of her scorn.
Every vestige of clothing was torn from him, and the merciless blows fell upon his bare and quivering flesh.