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.
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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
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Translations
عَدَم الرَّحْمَه
bezohlednost
hensynsløshed
miskunnarleysi
krutost
acımasızlık

ruthlessness

[ˈruːθlɪsnɪs] Ncrueldad f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

ruthlessness

[ˈruːθləsnɪs] ndureté f, cruauté f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

ruthlessness

n (of person, deed)Rücksichtslosigkeit f; (of cuts, treatment)Schonungslosigkeit f; (of irony, sarcasm)Unbarmherzigkeit f, → Schonungslosigkeit f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

ruthlessness

[ˈruːθlɪsnɪs] nspietatezza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

ruthless

(ˈruːθlis) adjective
without pity. a ruthless attack; a ruthless tyrant.
ˈruthlessly adverb
ˈruthlessness noun
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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.
That was true everywhere in the world, but it was especially true in Packingtown; there seemed to be something about the work of slaughtering that tended to ruthlessness and ferocity--it was literally the fact that in the methods of the packers a hundred human lives did not balance a penny of profit.
Everywhere they encountered only further evidence of the ruthlessness of the cruel enemy that had come during the Great Bwana's absence and laid waste his property.
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. It was seen in the very manner he lolled in the chair.
He was the incarnate suspicion, the incarnate anger, the incarnate ruthlessness of a political and social regime on its defence.
For all of their pretty passing, and there was plenty, Albion missed the ugly ruthlessness necessary to win games.
Neville accepts England will have to raise their performance levels yet again to get past the US, whose "ruthlessness is their strength".
Neville accepts England will have to raise their performance levels yet again to get past the USA, whose 'ruthlessness is their strength.'.
Asked for her thoughts on whether the game had been a good or bad advert for women's football, California-born Bardsley added: "I think in terms of the ruthlessness, fair play.
Barca had almost gone in front through England international Toni Duggan when she struck narrowly wide, and were then punished by Lyon's ruthlessness. Asisat Oshoala scored a late consolation goal for them but they largely struggled against a team who had also recently won their 13th successive French league title.
ENGLAND coach Trevor Bayliss has called on his team to show the ruthlessness that has made them the best team in the world.
Panelo, the ruthlessness of your boss?' Trillanes added, referring to Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, who earlier said that the poll results were 'a validation of the success of the Duterte administration's campaign against illegal drugs.'