ruthlessness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ruthlessness - mercilessness characterized by a lack of pity
unmercifulness, mercilessness - inhumaneness evidenced by an unwillingness to be kind or forgiving
2.ruthlessness - feelings of extreme heartlessnessruthlessness - feelings of extreme heartlessness  
coldheartedness, hardheartedness, heartlessness - an absence of concern for the welfare of others
Translations
عَدَم الرَّحْمَه
bezohlednost
hensynsløshed
miskunnarleysi
krutost
acımasızlık

ruthlessness

[ˈruːθlɪsnɪs] Ncrueldad f

ruthlessness

[ˈruːθləsnɪs] ndureté f, cruauté f

ruthlessness

n (of person, deed)Rücksichtslosigkeit f; (of cuts, treatment)Schonungslosigkeit f; (of irony, sarcasm)Unbarmherzigkeit f, → Schonungslosigkeit f

ruthlessness

[ˈruːθlɪsnɪs] nspietatezza

ruthless

(ˈruːθlis) adjective
without pity. a ruthless attack; a ruthless tyrant.
ˈruthlessly adverb
ˈruthlessness noun
References in classic literature ?
I may safely say that Falk is absolutely true to my experience of certain straightforward characters combining a perfectly natural ruthlessness with a certain amount of moral delicacy.
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Therefore it must have been his bodily appearance, exhibiting a virility of nature as exaggerated as his beard, and resembling a sort of constant ruthlessness.
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And while Fraser certainly gets across the self-deluding rationales that cloaked our anti- communist pragmatism, he's less effective at representing the hypocrisy and ruthlessness that ultimately overwhelmed the bloody misadventure.
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Limerick battled bravely for 45 minutes but the Cats hit 2-5 in just over 10 minutes to display some of the ruthlessness of old.
For Rubin, the ruthlessness with which Osama bin Laden set out to murder thousands of Americans was seemingly enough to set him over the edge.
Many shared that sense of disorientation and insecurity as a result of the audacity and ruthlessness of the attack.