ruthless


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ruth·less

 (ro͞oth′lĭs)
adj.
Having no compassion or pity; merciless: ruthless cruelty; ruthless opportunism.

ruth′less·ly adv.
ruth′less·ness n.

ruthless

(ˈruːθlɪs)
adj
feeling or showing no mercy; hardhearted
ˈruthlessly adv
ˈruthlessness n

ruth•less

(ˈruθ lɪs)

adj.
without pity or compassion; cruel; merciless.
[1300–50; see ruth, -less]
ruth′less•ly, adv.
ruth′less•ness, n.
ruth, ruthless, ruthful - Ruth, meaning "compassion, pity," is part of ruthless and ruthful.
See also related terms for pity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ruthless - without mercy or pityruthless - 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"

ruthless

ruthless

adjective
Translations
بِدون شَفَقَهقاسٍ
bezohlednýnemilosrdný
hensynsløsskånselsløs
armoton
bezobziran
miskunnarlaus
無慈悲な
잔인한
nežēlīgs
neusmiljen
hänsynslös
ไร้ความเมตตาปราณี
nhẫn tâm

ruthless

[ˈruːθlɪs] ADJ [person, act] → despiadado, cruel; [efficiency, determination] → inquebrantable, implacable; [opponent, enemy] → implacable

ruthless

[ˈruːθləs] adj
[person] → sans pitié, impitoyable
[determination, efficiency, exploitation] → impitoyable

ruthless

adj person, deedrücksichtslos; cuts, treatment, self-analysisschonungslos; irony, sarcasmunbarmherzig, schonungslos; you’ll have to be ruthlessman muss hart sein; to be ruthless in doing somethingetw ohne jede Rücksicht tun

ruthless

[ˈruːθlɪs] adjspietato/a

ruthless

(ˈruːθlis) adjective
without pity. a ruthless attack; a ruthless tyrant.
ˈruthlessly adverb
ˈruthlessness noun

ruthless

قاسٍ nemilosrdný skånselsløs rücksichtslos αδίστακτος despiadado armoton sans pitié bezobziran spietato 無慈悲な 잔인한 meedogenloos hensynsløs bezlitosny implacável безжалостный hänsynslös ไร้ความเมตตาปราณี acımasız nhẫn tâm 无情的
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In the procession I should feel the crushing feet, the clashing discords, the ruthless hands and stifling breath.
In war, he is daring, boastful, cunning, ruthless, self-denying, and self-devoted; in peace, just, generous, hospitable, revengeful, superstitious, modest, and commonly chaste.
Because there were two boats in his wake, and he supposed, no doubt, that they would of course come up to Pip very quickly, and pick him up; though, indeed, such considerations towards oarsmen jeopardized through their own timidity, is not always manifested by the hunters in all similar instances; and such instances not unfrequently occur; almost invariably in the fishery, a coward, so called, is marked with the same ruthless detestation peculiar to military navies and armies.
It was piecework, and she was apt to have a family to keep alive; and stern and ruthless economic laws had arranged it that she could only do this by working just as she did, with all her soul upon her work, and with never an instant for a glance at the well-dressed ladies and gentlemen who came to stare at her, as at some wild beast in a menagerie.
Emmeline had been educated much more intelligently,--taught to read and write, and diligently instructed in the Bible, by the care of a faithful and pious mistress; yet, would it not try the faith of the firmest Christian, to find themselves abandoned, apparently, of God, in the grasp of ruthless violence?
Everybody crossed himself in a grisly fright, for a curse was an awful thing to those people; but the queen rose up majestic, with the death-light in her eye, and flung back this ruthless command:
We had quite enough to do to prevent ourselves from being served in the same ruthless fashion, and now and then, in the more violent gusts of wind, were glad to stick our alpenstocks into the ice and hold on hard.
She reveled in the impassioned appeal of the poet, and implored the ruthless woodman to be as brutal as possible with the axe, so that she might properly put greater spirit into her lines.
shouted the whole mass, with an energy so startling, that the ruthless tyrants south of Mason and Dixon's line might almost have heard the mighty burst of feeling, and recognized it as the pledge of an invincible determination, on the part of those who gave it, never to betray him that wanders, but to hide the outcast, and firmly to abide the consequences.
Rochester, to witness their repeated failure--herself unconscious that they did fail; vainly fancying that each shaft launched hit the mark, and infatuatedly pluming herself on success, when her pride and self-complacency repelled further and further what she wished to allure--to witness THIS, was to be at once under ceaseless excitation and ruthless restraint.
There were many women at that time, upon whom the time laid a dreadfully disfiguring hand; but, there was not one among them more to be dreaded than this ruthless woman, now taking her way along the streets.
But I found out afterwards that he was a mild man of a heavy temperament, whose place in the business was to keep himself in the background, and be constantly exhibited by name as the most obdurate and ruthless of men.