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pitiless

[pit-i-lis, pit-ee-] /ˈpɪt ɪ lɪs, ˈpɪt i-/
adjective
1.
feeling or showing no pity; merciless:
pitiless criticism of his last novel.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English piteles. See pity, -less
Related forms
pitilessly, adverb
pitilessness, noun
Can be confused
piteous, pitiable, pitiful, pitiless (see synonym study at pitiful)
Synonyms
unmerciful, implacable, relentless. See cruel.
Antonyms
merciful.
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British Dictionary definitions for pitilessness

pitiless

/ˈpɪtɪlɪs/
adjective
1.
having or showing little or no pity or mercy
Derived Forms
pitilessly, adverb
pitilessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for pitilessness

pitiless

adj.

early 15c., from pity + -less. Related: Pitilessly; pitilessness.

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