Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having no pity; not merciful.
  • Not exciting pity.

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Examples

  • Unbending, unpitiful, does the universe seem to be when the idea of law and

    George Eliot; a Critical Study of Her Life, Writings & Philosophy

  • Unbending, unpitiful, does the universe seem to be when the idea of law and Nemesis is so strongly presented, and with no relief from it in the theory of man's free will.

    George Eliot; A Critical Study of Her Life, Writings and Philosophy

  • In particular I remember visiting the battered fragments of an unfortunate brig or schooner that had been loaded with apples, and finding fine unpitiful sport in rushing into the spent waves and picking up the red-cheeked fruit from the frothy, seething foam.

    The Story of My Boyhood and Youth

  • The idea of a harsh, unpitiful world arose before her for the first time, and the thought of leaving her little ones in it unprotected was an anguish which rent her heart.

    Oldtown Folks

  • There might be other causes: some men say he was proud, and covetous, and unpitiful.

    In Convent Walls The Story of the Despensers

  • To be sure, I can’t say myself as she was over-complaisant to make us welcome; but I hope I am above being so unpitiful as for to owe her a grudge for it now she’s so down in the mouth.”

    Cecilia

  • "If you had not known Ruth as well as you do -- if during her stay with us you had marked anything wrong, or forward, or deceitful, or immodest, I would say at once, 'Don't allow Mr Bradshaw to take her into his house;' but still I would say, 'Don't tell of her sin and her sorrow to so severe a man -- so unpitiful a judge.'

    Ruth

  • To be sure, I can't say myself as she was over - complaisant to make us welcome; but I hope I am above being so unpitiful as for to owe her a grudge for it now she's so down in the mouth. "

    Cecilia; Or, Memoirs of an Heiress — Volume 2

  • I shall be as much above being unpitiful as anybody else. "

    Cecilia; Or, Memoirs of an Heiress — Volume 2

  • To be fure, I can't fay myfelf as fhe was over - complaifant to make us welcome; but I hope I am above being fo unpitiful as for to owe her a grudge for it now fhe's fo down in the mouth. "

    Cecilia, or, Memoirs of an heiress : in five volumes

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