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1. merciless

adjective. ['ˈmɝːsələs'] having or showing no mercy.

Synonyms

  • mortal
  • fierce
  • uncompassionate
  • ruthless
  • unpitying
  • cutthroat
  • hard
  • bloody
  • pitiless
  • remorseless
  • unmerciful
  • bowelless
  • inclement
  • unkind
  • implacable

Antonyms

  • compassionate
  • clement
  • soft
  • merciful
  • placable
  • kind

Etymology

  • -less (English)
  • -leas (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • mercy (English)
  • merci (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Merciless

  • accomplice
  • aeschelus
  • ageless
  • aimless
  • airless
  • alice
  • anschluss
  • argyropoulos
  • bacillus
  • backless
  • baseless
  • blameless
  • bloodless
  • bolus
  • boneless
  • borealis
  • bottomless
  • boundless
  • bowlus
  • breathless

Sentences with merciless


1. Adverb
Ratings are merciless when it comes to job security.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Despite their merciless behavior toward rivals on the high seas, pirates were a democratic bunch.

3. Adjective
Don't be merciless--include a few photographs where they look relaxed, happy and in love.

Quotes about merciless


1. Droll thing life is -- that mysterious arrangement of merciless logic for a futile purpose. The most you can hope from it is some knowledge of yourself -- that comes too late -- a crop of inextinguishable regrets.
- Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

2. Even after the stormiest weather, a true warrior will still reflect the brilliant rays of the magnificent sun through both his or her eyes. You may get hit by sudden lighting or take severe beatings from the cruel wind, but you will always get back up and stand strong on your feet again, soak in the sunlight, and be prepared to get hit by even the most merciless hail - time and time again.
- Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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