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  • adj. Not feeling or showing pity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having no pity; showing no compassion.

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  • adj. without mercy or pity


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un- +‎ pitying


  • How can such a nice, kind man write such cruel and unpitying music, one listener asked the composer at an early rehearsal.

    CBSO, Stephen Hough/Nelsons; Bamberg Symphony Orchestra/Nott – review

  • But not even this induces us; more foolish are we than any, putting golden necklaces about our servants and mules and horses, and neglecting our Lord who goes about naked, and passes from door to door, and ever stands at our outlets, and stretches forth His hands to us, but often regarding Him with unpitying eye; yet these very things He undergoes for our sake.


  • His description of what it is to live with a disease that immobilizes your limbs and your capacity for speech, but leaves you able to feel and remember, is pitiless and unpitying, but it is among the most touching vindications of the power of language that I have read.

    Twelve Months of Reading

  • It is unpitying that you are tired or broke or ill yourself.

    Which is worse, the terror of death or the terror of how I die? Part I

  • Philip was a voluptuary, that is, a completely selfish egotist, whose disposition and character resembled the rapier he wore, polished, keen, and brilliant, but inflexible and unpitying.

    My Aunt Margaret's Mirror

  • Oh wretch, unyielding and unpitying! where shall hereafter be clemency for thee! —


  • It helps that Santayana wrote witty, pointed, frank and unpitying letters that beautifully reveal his mind.

    The Life of a Mind

  • Amphitryon, together with warlike Iolaus, destroyed with the unpitying sword through the plans of Athene the spoil-driver.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • I saw that his ideas were right, that we wallowed in an unpitying sink of privileges for the upper classes.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Kato regarded Sims, and continued to regard him, with the tranquil incuriosity of the unpitying East.

    Angel With No Hands


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