pitiless

  • 1 Pitiless — Pit i*less, a. 1. Destitute of pity; hard hearted; merciless; as, a pitilessmaster; pitiless elements. [1913 Webster] 2. Exciting no pity; as, a pitiless condition. [1913 Webster] {Pit i*less*ly}, adv. {Pit i*less*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 pitiless — index brutal, callous, cold blooded, cruel, diabolic, harmful, harsh, implacable, inexorable …

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  • 3 pitiless — early 15c., from PITY (Cf. pity) + LESS (Cf. less). Related: Pitilessly …

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  • 4 pitiless — [adj] without mercy or care austere, barbarous, brutal, callous, cold*, coldblooded*, coldhearted*, cruel, cutthroat*, dog eat dog*, frigid, hardhearted*, harsh, hatchetjob*, heartless, implacable, indifferent, inexorable, inhuman, inhumane,… …

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  • 5 pitiless — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ showing no pity; harsh or cruel. DERIVATIVES pitilessly adverb pitilessness noun …

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  • 6 pitiless — [pit′ē lis, pit′ilis] adj. without pity; unfeeling SYN. CRUEL pitilessly adv. pitilessness n …

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  • 7 pitiless — [[t]pɪ̱tiləs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Someone or something that is pitiless shows no pity or kindness. [LITERARY] He saw the pitiless eyes of his enemy... His judgements are immediate, pitiless. Syn: merciless Derived words: pitilessly ADV GRADED She… …

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  • 8 pitiless — pit|i|less [ˈpıtıləs] adj 1.) showing no pity and not caring if people suffer = ↑cruel ▪ a pitiless tyrant ▪ the pitiless bombing of Guernica 2.) literary pitiless wind, rain, or sun is very severe and shows no sign of changing ▪ a night of… …

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  • 9 pitiless — adjective 1 showing no pity; cruel: a pitiless tyrant 2 pitiless wind, rain, sun etc is very severe and shows no sign of changing: the pitiless desert sun pitilessly adverb pitilessness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 pitiless — pit|i|less [ pıtıləs ] adjective LITERARY 1. ) cruel and showing no sympathy: MERCILESS 2. ) pitiless rain, wind, or sun is very strong and continues for a long time: the pitiless rays of the midday sun ╾ pit|i|less|ly adverb …

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  • 11 pitiless — UK [ˈpɪtɪləs] / US adjective literary 1) cruel and showing no sympathy 2) pitiless rain, wind, or sun is very strong and continues for a long time the pitiless rays of the midday sun Derived word: pitilessly adverb …

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  • 12 pitiless — pitilessly, adv. pitilessness, n. /pit i lis, pit ee /, adj. feeling or showing no pity; merciless: pitiless criticism of his last novel. [1375 1425; late ME piteles. See PITY, LESS] Syn. unmerciful, implacable, relentless. See cruel. Ant.… …

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  • 13 pitiless — adjective a pitiless executioner Syn: merciless, unmerciful, unpitying, ruthless, cruel, heartless, remorseless, hard hearted, cold hearted, harsh, callous, severe, unsparing, unforgiving, unfeeling, uncaring, unsympathetic, uncharitable …

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  • 14 pitiless — adj. showing no pity (the pitiless heat of the desert). Derivatives: pitilessly adv. pitilessness n …

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  • 15 pitiless — adjective Date: 15th century devoid of pity ; harsh, cruel • pitilessly adverb • pitilessness noun …

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  • 16 pitiless — adjective a) having, or showing, no pity; merciless b) having no kindly feelings; unkind …

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  • 17 pitiless — Synonyms and related words: atrocious, barbaric, barbarous, bestial, bloody, bowelless, brutal, brutish, coldhearted, cruel, cutthroat, dog eat dog, feral, ferine, ferocious, fierce, flinty, hard, hardhearted, harsh, heartless, inclement,… …

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  • 18 pitiless — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) , n. inclement, malevolent; merciless, cruel, unfeeling, ruthless. See severity. Ant., kind, thoughtful. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. unfeeling, merciless, obdurate, unpitying, callous, soulless,… …

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  • 19 pitiless — pit·i·less || pɪtɪlɪs adj. merciless, lacking compassion …

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  • 20 pitiless — adjective showing no pity; harsh or cruel. Derivatives pitilessly adverb pitilessness noun …

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