Definition of Ruthless

1. Adjective. Without mercy or pity. "A monster of remorseless cruelty"

Exact synonyms: Pitiless, Remorseless, Unpitying
Similar to: Merciless, Unmerciful
Derivative terms: Pitilessness, Ruthlessness, Ruthlessness



Definition of Ruthless

1. a. Having no ruth; cruel; pitiless.

Definition of Ruthless

1. Adjective. Without pity or compassion; cruel, pitiless. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ruthless

1. having no compassion [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ruthless

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Literary usage of Ruthless

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1. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"no And through the herd in ruthless scorn Л gain he winds his bugle-horn, He cheers his furious hounds to go. In heaps the throttled victims fall ..."

2. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers by Henry David Thoreau (1873)
"... but we have no ally against our Friends, those ruthless Vandals. Once more to one and all, " Friends, Romans, Countrymen, and Lovers. ..."

3. English Literature: An Illustrated Record by Richard Garnett, Edmund Gosse (1905)
"In 1858 he took up the system of giving public readings from his books with ruthless severity, positively wearing himself to death by what he acknowledged ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Although ruthless and implacable, he proved himself the ablest Italian ruler of the sixteenth century, and gave a permanent form to the government of ..."

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