unmercifulness


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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unmercifulness - inhumaneness evidenced by an unwillingness to be kind or forgiving
inhumaneness, inhumanity - the quality of lacking compassion or consideration for others
ruthlessness, pitilessness - mercilessness characterized by a lack of pity
inexorability, inexorableness, relentlessness - mercilessness characterized by an unwillingness to relent or let up; "the relentlessness or their pursuit"
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