unmercifulness love

Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being unmerciful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being unmerciful; cruelty; inhumanity.

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

  • n. inhumaneness evidenced by an unwillingness to be kind or forgiving

Etymologies

unmerciful +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • How can you preach against unmercifulness, while you are so unmerciful?

    The Reformed Pastor

  • For the first time he felt, rid of all disguise, the unmercifulness which was imminent in this or that transgression of his.

    Pelle the Conqueror — Volume 02

  • [252] Warnings against unmercifulness, and censures of this temper, must have begun, of course, at quite an early period; see the epistle of James

    The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries

  • After speaking in a general manner of Christian duties that are left undone by those who are precise about certain theological points, he spoke plainly of the injustice and unmercifulness of slavery, and besought Christians to be careful how they upheld it in any manner, lest they be condemned by the words of the text.

    Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler

  • There is an element of unmercifulness in the candour of La

    Three French Moralists and The Gallantry of France

  • What awful woe of sudden unprotectedness when life exists only through protection -- what piteous panic in the midst of black unmercifulness, inarticulate sound howsoever wildly shrill can neither explain nor express.

    The Head of the House of Coombe

  • The unmercifulness of Christian people is a worse sin than many a deed that goes by very ugly names amongst men.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture : St. Matthew Chaps. IX to XXVIII

  • The difficulty was, as Henry had found at Harfleur, Rouen, and many other places, to enforce forbearance on his soldiery, who regarded plunder as their lawful prey, the enemy as their natural game, and the trouble a city had given them as a cause for unmercifulness.

    The Caged Lion

  • In times past men were full of pity and compassion, but now there is no pity; for in London their brother shall die in the streets for cold, he shall lie sick at the door between stock and stock, I cannot tell what to call it, and perish there for hunger: was there ever more unmercifulness in Nebo?

    Sermons on the Card

  • First, I observe that uncharitableness and unmercifulness to the poor, is a great and damning sin.

    The Works of Dr. John Tillotson, Late Archbishop of Canterbury. Vol. 06.

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