pitiless


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pit·i·less

 (pĭt′ĭ-lĭs)
adj.
Having no pity; merciless.

pit′i·less·ly adv.
pit′i·less·ness n.

pitiless

(ˈpɪtɪlɪs)
adj
having or showing little or no pity or mercy
ˈpitilessly adv
ˈpitilessness n

pit•i•less

(ˈpɪt ɪ lɪs, ˈpɪt i-)

adj.
feeling or showing no pity; merciless.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pitiless - without mercy or pitypitiless - 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"
2.pitiless - deficient in humane and kindly feelingspitiless - deficient in humane and kindly feelings
inhumane - lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion; "humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world"; "biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used"

pitiless

pitiless

adjective
Having or showing no mercy:
Translations
عَديم الرَّحْمَه
nemilosrdný
ubarmhjertig
miskunnarlaus
acımasızmerhametsiz

pitiless

[ˈpɪtɪlɪs] ADJ [enemy] → despiadado; [sun, storm] → implacable

pitiless

[ˈpɪtiləs] adjimpitoyable

pitiless

adjmitleidlos; person also, sun, glareunbarmherzig; cruelty alsognadenlos, erbarmungslos

pitiless

[ˈpɪtɪlɪs] adjspietato/a

pity

(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.
verb
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.
References in classic literature ?
The young girl, pitiless as an enraged tigress, did not intervene to save him.
The sickness -- the nausea -- The pitiless pain -- Have ceased, with the fever That maddened my brain -- With the fever called "Living" That burned in my brain.
All about me gathered the invisible terrors of the Martians; that pitiless sword of heat seemed whirling to and fro, flourishing overhead before it descended and smote me out of life.
Their breasts are ever bared To the pitiless steel and all the wounds of war Unspeakable.
People in Europe desiring to join the excursion--contagious sickness to be avoided--boating at the expense of the ship--physician on board--the circuit of the globe to be made if the passengers unanimously desired it--the company to be rigidly selected by a pitiless "Committee on Applications"--the vessel to be as rigidly selected by as pitiless a "Committee on Selecting Steamer.
The pessimism of the subject attracted his youth; and he believed that the world he was about to enter was a place of pitiless woe and of darkness.
But to the imaginative man, John Barleycorn sends the pitiless, spectral syllogisms of the white logic.
With the pitiless smoke of black pitch and of cedar.
And she was so pitiless that she took poor Rapunzel into a desert where she had to live in great grief and misery.
The sight of that wormwood tormented by the pitiless wind made Vasili Andreevich shudder, he knew not why, and he hurriedly began urging the horse on, not noticing that when riding up to the wormwood he had quite changed his direction and was now heading the opposite way, though still imagining that he was riding towards where the hut should be.
There was the proper and pitiless staring of all the female spectators when the bride was led to the altar.
The racking and pitiless pain of it remains stored up in my memory alongside the memory of the time that I had my teeth fixed.