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Line breaks: un|pity¦ing
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈpɪtɪɪŋ

Definition of unpitying in English:


Not feeling or showing pity: a flat, unpitying voice
More example sentences
  • Aldo Rossi was one of the twentieth century's most tender and thoughtful writers about the city, so it is a paradox that his urban work was often exceedingly tough, inhuman and unpitying.
  • Was there a heart beneath that unfeeling, unpitying character?
  • The last element required for the success of the future hoax was a savage, unpitying streak which both of them had in abundance.



Example sentences
  • The conversation sticks with me; if I close my eyes, I can hear the inflections of his speech, the tone of voice that spoke unpityingly, straightforwardly, of his life.
  • Her flesh was torn and raw and now unpityingly scorched on that side exposed to the caustic desert sun.
  • The mingled rain and sleet fell unpityingly from above, while the ground beneath was covered with mud and water.

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