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merciless

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adjective mer·ci·less \ˈmər-si-ləs\

Simple Definition of merciless

  • : having or showing no mercy : very cruel or harsh

Full Definition of merciless

  1. :  having or showing no mercy :  pitiless

mer·ci·less·ly adverb
mer·ci·less·ness noun

Examples of merciless

  1. the merciless killing of innocent people

  2. He has been merciless in his criticism of his opponent.



14th Century

First Known Use of merciless

14th century


MERCILESS Defined for Kids

merciless

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adjective mer·ci·less \ˈmər-si-ləs\

Definition of merciless

  1. :  having no mercy or pity <These people, she thought, would be merciless critics. — Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables>

mer·ci·less·ly adverb




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