adjective \ˈrüth-ləs also ˈrth-\

: having no pity : cruel or merciless

Full Definition of RUTHLESS

:  having no pity :  merciless, cruel <a ruthless tyrant>
ruth·less·ly adverb
ruth·less·ness noun

Examples of RUTHLESS

  1. The journalist was ruthless in his criticism.
  2. <an office supervisor with a ruthless disregard for others' feelings>

First Known Use of RUTHLESS

14th century

Rhymes with RUTHLESS


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