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ruth·less

ruthless

 
 
pronunciation:
ruth lihs
part of speech: adjective
definition: having no mercy or sympathy; cruel.
Slaves in the South were often treated in a ruthless manner.
synonyms:
brutal, cold-blooded, cruel, heartless
similar words:
atrocious, beastly, bloodthirsty, inhuman, vicious
derivations: ruthlessly (adv.), ruthlessness (n.)