Definitions

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  • adj. Without pity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Without pity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without tenderness or pity; unfeeling.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. ruthless in competition

Etymologies

bowel +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Miserable men commiserate not themselves, bowelless unto themselves, and merciless unto their own bowels.

    Letter to a Friend

  • Thief and pirate should he prove henceforth; no more nor less; as bowelless, as remorseless, as all those others who had deserved those names.

    Captain Blood

  • Emperor Charles V. and, so, half-brother to the bowelless King Philip

    The Historical Nights' Entertainment Second Series

  • He breathed fierce and honest anathema on the heads of the bowelless fiends who had abandoned the babe to its doom.

    The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol

  • I did avoid a critical personal examination into my character by that bowelless committee, but I referred to all the people of high standing I could think of in the community who would be least likely to know anything about me.

    The Innocents Abroad

  • I did avoid a critical personal examination into my character, by that bowelless committee, but I referred to all the people of high standing I could think of in the community who would be least likely to know any thing about me.

    The innocents abroad, or, The new Pilgrim's progress

  • Miserable men commiserate not themselves, bowelless unto others, and merciless unto their own bowels.

    Christian Morals

  • But this is not thy doing: the bowelless fiend sends thee, poor simple girl, to me with this bait.

    The Cloister and the Hearth

  • The young man followed, and in the next moment found himself in the bowelless body of the tree itself; into which, on the side of the encampment, both light and sound were admitted by a small aperture formed by the natural decay of the wood.

    Wacousta : a tale of the Pontiac conspiracy (Complete)

  • But I declare that I have seen nothing of this excepting the said dead knight, bowelless, emaciated, wishing, in spite of his confessor, still to go to this wench; and then he has been recognised as the lord de Bueil, who was a crusader, and who was, according to certain persons of the town, under the spell of a demon whom he had met in the Asiatic country of Damascus or elsewhere.

    Droll Stories — Complete Collected from the Abbeys of Touraine

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