Definition of pitiless in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɪtɪləs/


1Showing no pity; cruel: a pitiless executioner
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  • Did their pitiful cries and prayers rise into the night to a God who seemed deaf and pitiless as their cruel jailers?
  • ‘Now for the first time you have hurt me, you cruel, pitiless man are sleeping the sleep of death‘.
  • I would add a few refinements of my own devising, concessions to our cruel and pitiless modern age.
1.1(Especially of weather) unrelentingly harsh or severe: a night of pitiless rain
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  • He approaches me while I'm sheltering from the hideous, pitiless weather.
  • He is a membrane between isolation and society, this man who crouches beneath his umbrella, navigating by guesswork in a pitiless storm that, having engulfed houses, streets and gutters, has deprived him of his bearings.
  • The figure was soaked through and through in his coat that ought to have been protecting him from the pitiless storm.



Pronunciation: /ˈpɪtɪləsli/
Example sentences
  • Our land, and all in it, would have been destroyed mercilessly, as pitilessly as a wild elephant in a lotus pond destroys all its flowers.
  • The evidence of a wasted life is pitilessly clear.
  • Chavalit was ridiculed pitilessly in the domestic media.


Pronunciation: /ˈpɪtɪləsnəs/
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  • The showdown was fierce as both of them employed the basic rules of the trade: ruthlessness, mercilessness, and pitilessness.
  • The story is set in a sanguinary and sadistic age; but it leaves one with the sense that the Cossacks may ultimately have been unrivalled in their capacity for purely impulsive pitilessness, unlit by the faintest flickering of conscience.
  • Their pitilessness for those in power is to be feared more than any usurper's greedy heart.

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