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ruthless Line breaks: ruth|less
Pronunciation: /ˈruːθləs/

Definition of ruthless in English:


Having or showing no pity or compassion for others: a ruthless manipulator
More example sentences
  • Not that people had much choice in the matter - bandits were ruthless and bloodthirsty.
  • He is known as a fierce and ruthless executive within his film production company, CWP.
  • You are being so bloodthirsty, so ruthless, and you are much too strong for your age and training.
relentless, remorseless, unbending, inflexible, inexorable, implacable, unpitying, unremitting, steely;
archaic inclement, fell
rare marble-hearted



Pronunciation: /ˈruːθləsli/
Example sentences
  • Against a returner of Hewitt's class such predictable positioning and lack of pace will be punished ruthlessly.
  • An industry that so ruthlessly fleeces its customers shouldn't be surprised when some bite back.
  • The nerves were very evident in the second set, with critical errors being ruthlessly punished.


Pronunciation: /ˈruːθləsnəs/
Example sentences
  • The ruthlessness, the cruelty, and the life-denying viciousness of such ideas chill the bones.
  • Furthermore it is, sadly, probable that he was trained to ruthlessness and quite possible that he was a murderer in his own right.
  • It is truly sad to see our political community, with a few noble exceptions, capitulate to this sort of ruthlessness.


Middle English: from ruth + -less.

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