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mer·ci·less

merciless

 
pronunciation:
muhr sih lihs
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part of speech: adjective
definition: showing no kindness or compassion; without mercy; cruel.
The merciless captors tortured the prisoners of war.He desperately begged his grandfather for help, but the old man was merciless.The conquerors were merciless toward the people whose lands they had seized.
synonyms:
cruel, pitiless, remorseless, ruthless, unmerciful
antonyms:
compassionate, merciful
similar words:
brutal, cold-blooded, hardhearted, heartless, inhuman, inhumane, relentless, truculent, unsparing, wanton
derivations: mercilessly (adv.), mercilessness (n.)
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