pitiless

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adjective piti·less \ˈpi-ti-ləs\

Definition of pitiless

  1. :  devoid of pity :  harsh, cruel

pitilessly

adverb

pitilessness

noun

Examples of pitiless in a Sentence

  1. The soldiers were pitiless toward their enemy.

  2. gave the beggar in the street a pitiless look and kept on walking

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First Known Use of pitiless

15th century


PITILESS Defined for English Language Learners

pitiless

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adjective

Definition of pitiless for English Language Learners

  • : very cruel : having or showing no pity

  • : very harsh or severe


PITILESS Defined for Kids

pitiless

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adjective piti·less \ˈpi-ti-ləs\

Definition of pitiless for Students

  1. :  having no pity :  cruel



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