unmerciful


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un·mer·ci·ful

 (ŭn-mûr′sĭ-fəl)
adj.
1. Having or exhibiting no mercy; merciless.
2. Exceeding a normal or reasonable limit; excessive: unmerciful heat.

un·mer′ci·ful·ly adv.
un·mer′ci·ful·ness n.

unmerciful

(ʌnˈmɜːsɪfʊl)
adj
1. showing no mercy; relentless
2. extreme or excessive
unˈmercifully adv
unˈmercifulness n

un•mer•ci•ful

(ʌnˈmɜr sɪ fəl)

adj.
1. merciless; relentless; severe; cruel; pitiless.
2. unsparingly great, extreme, or excessive.
[1475–85]
un•mer′ci•ful•ly, adv.
un•mer′ci•ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unmerciful - having or showing no mercyunmerciful - 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"

unmerciful

unmerciful

adjective
Having or showing no mercy:
Translations

unmerciful

[ʌnˈmɜːsɪfʊl] ADJdespiadado

unmerciful

[ʌnˈmɜːrsifʊl] adjsans pitié

unmerciful

adj, unmercifully

unmerciful

[ʌnˈmɜːsɪfʊl] adjspietato/a
References in classic literature ?
He was generous to his friends and equals, but proud, dominant, overbearing, to inferiors, and utterly unmerciful to whatever set itself up against him.
Unquestionably, such reverend persons, in such a society, must accommodate their manners and their morals to the community in which they live; and if they can occasionally obtain a degree of reverence for their supposed spiritual gifts, are, on most occasions, loaded with unmerciful ridicule, as possessing a character inconsistent with all around them.
Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken, "Doubtless," said I, "what it utters is its only stock and store Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore -- Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore Of "Never -- nevermore.
Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore-- Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore Of "never--never more
Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken, "Doubtless," said I, "what it utters is its only stock and store, Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore-- Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore Of 'Never--nevermore.
And let me give you all fair warning: I intend to be unmerciful to the British tourist.
George is dry, he goes to work to brush his head with two hard brushes at once, to that unmerciful degree that Phil, shouldering his way round the gallery in the act of sweeping it, winks with sympathy.
It were unmerciful, I know, quite to abolish the use of these screens, which are of eminent convenience, whether the guest is too great or too little.
You are unmerciful to young gentlemen, Miss Garth," said the Vicar, within two yards of her.
She came into the room with an erect head and a cold eye; she said, with an unmerciful emphasis on the word, "If you
At first we thought he had been cured by the unmerciful chaffing he had to undergo from his mates, but eventually his sister told Cecily the true reason.
Sir Ernest Heavywether made short work of her, and under his unmerciful bullying she contradicted herself hopelessly, and Sir Ernest sat down again with a satisfied smile on his face.