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.
Amongst the ruins of the church The midnight raven found a perch, A melancholy place; The ruthless Conqueror cast down, Woe worth the deed, that little town, To lengthen out his chase.
Astute and ruthless, he could have rivalled in resource the unfortunate son of Laertes and Anticlea.
In war, he is daring, boastful, cunning, ruthless, self-denying, and self-devoted; in peace, just, generous, hospitable, revengeful, superstitious, modest, and commonly chaste.
He was eternally a pilgrim, haunted by a divine nostalgia, and the demon within him was ruthless.
When Leda had lain with the dark-clouded Son of Cronos, she bare them beneath the peak of the great hill Taygetus, -- children who are delivers of men on earth and of swift-going ships when stormy gales rage over the ruthless sea.
If we go by mere facts then the subject is Falk's attempt to get married; in which the narrator of the tale finds himself unexpectedly involved both on its ruthless and its delicate side.
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.
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.
THIS advance of the enemy had seemed to the youth like a ruthless hunting.
Richard, recognizing the voice of his favorite uncle, struggled to free himself, but De Vac's ruthless hand crushed out the weak efforts of the babe, and all was quiet as the tomb, while those above stood listening for a repetition of the sound.
Leave here, if you will, in safety, and mind your own affairs; but if you show one particle of curiosity as to mine, if you interfere in matters which concern me and me only, remember that you are encircled by powers which are entirely ruthless, absolutely omnipotent.