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 ?
His creditor was Wick Cutter, the merciless Black Hawk money-lender, a man of evil name throughout the county, of whom I shall have more to say later.
The terrific character of their merciless enemies increased immeasurably the natural horrors of warfare.
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.
Then again the merciless tune begins--the tune that has been played for the last half-hour without one single change.
There is not on earth a more merciless exactor of love from others than a thoroughly selfish woman; and the more unlovely she grows, the more jealously and scrupulously she exacts love, to the uttermost farthing.
Inspired by the splendor of his own act, he took without an outcry the most merciless flaying that even Mr.
This woman's back, for weeks, was kept literally raw, made so by the lash of this merciless, ~religious~ wretch.
I was spared the trouble of answering, for Bessie seemed in too great a hurry to listen to explanations; she hauled me to the washstand, inflicted a merciless, but happily brief scrub on my face and hands with soap, water, and a coarse towel; disciplined my head with a bristly brush, denuded me of my pinafore, and then hurrying me to the top of the stairs, bid me go down directly, as I was wanted in the breakfast-room.
I presume," she remarked, addressing Magdalen with the merciless self-possession of a middle-aged lady, unprovided for the occasion with any kissing remembrances of her own -- "I presume
But before that time we shall be ready with the money; and even though we were not, it would be a bad fortune indeed to find so merciless a creditor in his successor.
It disturbed the Doctor too, for when I went back to replace the candle I had taken from the table, he was patting her head, in his fatherly way, and saying he was a merciless drone to let her tempt him into reading on; and he would have her go to bed.
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.