Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being merciless; want of mercy or pity.

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  • noun The property of being merciless.

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  • noun feelings of extreme heartlessness
  • noun inhumaneness evidenced by an unwillingness to be kind or forgiving

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Examples

  • Reply Obj. 3: Cruelty is there taken for mercilessness, which is lack of beneficence.

    Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province

  • His ethics had been compressed into a fierce loyalty to friends and a mercilessness towards those who betrayed him.

    The Return

  • Yes, his grandfather was a Muslim, but he converted because Islam better reflected his mercilessness.

    Deconstructing Obama

  • Yes, his grandfather was a Muslim, but he converted because Islam better reflected his mercilessness.

    Deconstructing Obama

  • He was both a hero (in the war with the Harvang) and monster (due to his mercilessness) and Ford's prose, which is delivered swiftly and with confidence, makes it one to remember.

    REVIEW: Eclipse Two edited by Jonathan Strahan

  • No humans perished in the blaze as the authorities stood idly by, but the firemen's mercilessness took on an added dimension when it was learned that the family's three dogs and cat died in the inferno.

    Edward Flattau: Compassion

  • No humans perished in the blaze as the authorities stood idly by, but the firemen's mercilessness took on an added dimension when it was learned that the family's three dogs and cat died in the inferno.

    Edward Flattau: Compassion

  • His ethics had been compressed into a fierce loyalty to friends and a mercilessness towards those who betrayed him.

    The Return

  • No humans perished in the blaze as the authorities stood idly by, but the firemen's mercilessness took on an added dimension when it was learned that the family's three dogs and cat died in the inferno.

    Edward Flattau: Compassion

  • His ethics had been compressed into a fierce loyalty to friends and a mercilessness towards those who betrayed him.

    The Return

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