Examples of pitiless in a Sentence
The soldiers were pitiless toward their enemy.
gave the beggar in the street a pitiless look and kept on walking
Recent Examples of pitiless from the Web
The video clip, directed by the Ethiopian photographer and artist Aïda Muluneh, makes the desert a picturesque fashion backdrop for Ms. Diawara and a pitiless passage for a migrant young man.
Dark, explosive, pitiless, destructive, tornadoes are nature at its inhuman extreme, arousing awe and terror, the ultimate in the untamable and unknowable.
The writer’s calling is to set that memory in the amber of his prose; in Proust’s pitiless formulation, art is all, life is nothing.
Lucian, eager to have a younger person in the role, accepts, underscoring the idea that growing old in the hyper-competitive drag milieu can exact a pitiless price.
And Trump, like Cohn, got away with it all under the ostensibly pitiless magnifying glass of New York.
Here, as throughout, the framing remains steady, a visual choice that can feel like a long, hard, pitiless stare.
The pitiless spotlights glaring above did little to help the matter.
Just ahead awaits a peculiar Southern California landscape of palm trees and barbed wire, and then a cheerless, pitiless site: Terminal Island Federal Correctional Institution.
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callous, case-hardened, cold-blooded, compassionless, desensitized, hard, hard-boiled, hard-hearted, heartless, indurate, inhuman, inhumane, insensate, insensitive, ironhearted, merciless, obdurate, remorseless, ruthless, soulless, stony (also stoney), take-no-prisoners, thick-skinned, uncharitable, unfeeling, unmerciful, unsparing, unsympathetic;
PITILESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pitiless for English Language Learners
: very cruel : having or showing no pity
: very harsh or severe
PITILESS Defined for Kids
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