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
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.
This man, destined to eternal night, who during this hour endured crucifixion on pitiless Calvary, who suffered in body and soul; one of the most wretched from among this crowd of broken heroes: this man’s eyes shall be opened!
A week of pitiless attacks on his integrity haven’t stopped him from boldly pledging to do exactly what Trump asked him to do and launch yet more criminal investigations of leakers.
Many of the landholders are newcomers from out of state, though some old-timers remain—families that earned their deeds generations ago, the principal paid by ancestors who shivered through pitiless winters in tar-paper shacks.
Whatever rough beast Yeats had seen had already slouched its way out of the desert, laying waste to everything that fell under its pitiless, blank gaze.
Even Starbucks — once a champion of compassionate capitalism — recently began experimenting with pitiless automated scheduling software to assign shifts, before backing off after public outcry.
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First Known Use of pitiless
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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