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Having no pity; merciless.

pit′i·less·ly adv.
pit′i·less·ness n.
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Noun1.pitilessness - feelings of extreme heartlessnesspitilessness - feelings of extreme heartlessness  
coldheartedness, hardheartedness, heartlessness - an absence of concern for the welfare of others
2.pitilessness - mercilessness characterized by a lack of pity
unmercifulness, mercilessness - inhumaneness evidenced by an unwillingness to be kind or forgiving
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(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.
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.
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Literary scholar Patrick Buckridge has described 'Powell's Revenge' as 'dispassionate', presumably because of the pitilessness with which it recounted the massacre of Kalkadoons (32).
The founding of order on fury, of empire on violence, of peace on pitilessness is disclosed unflinchingly.
She says she is writing for those who can't, including a boy who attached himself to her family and who had to be left behind in the pitilessness of the refugee march.
He said some prosecution evidence had fallen decidedly flat and there was a contrast between the total ruthlessness and pitilessness of the people who killed Harry and Megan Tooze and the person who stood in the dock.
The pitilessness of the state to those from whom or against whom it has to defend peaceful society is a fact without doubt.
Muzaffargarh -- In what appeared to be an act of pitilessness, eyes of a farmer was gouged out over old enmity in Jatoi Tehsil of south Punjab's Muzaffargarh district, officials said on Thursday.
not without some Pitilessness was it, that they delivered it up to
As Alfred travels around South Africa, Mofolo notes the pitilessness and the lack of respect for human life characterizing the white people's desire for gold and diamonds, and he calls on Christians to seek their creator with the same diligence (Pitseng 44).