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Meaning of MERCILESS

Pronunciation:  'mursilis

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  having or showing no mercy; "the merciless enemy"; "a merciless critic"; "gave him a merciless beating"

MERCILESS is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: bowelless, cutthroat, fierce, mortal(a), pitiless, remorseless, ruthless, tigerish, unmerciful, unpitying
 Antonyms: merciful
 See Also: bloody, hard, implacable, inclement, uncompassionate, unkind



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mer"ci*less\, a.
Destitute of mercy; cruel; unsparing; -- said of animate
beings, and also, figuratively, of things; as, a merciless
tyrant; merciless waves.

      The foe is merciless, and will not pity. --Shak.

Syn: Cruel; unmerciful; remorseless; ruthless; pitiless;
     barbarous; savage. -- {Mer"ci*less*ly}, adv. --
     {Mer"ci*less*ness}, n.

Thesaurus Terms
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