merciless

[ mur-si-lis ]
/ ˈmɜr sɪ lɪs /

adjective

without mercy; having or showing no mercy; pitiless; cruel: a merciless critic.

Origin of merciless

First recorded in 1300–50, merciless is from the Middle English word mercyles. See mercy, -less

Related forms

mer·ci·less·ly, adverbmer·ci·less·ness, noun
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merciless

/ (ˈmɜːsɪlɪs) /

adjective

without mercy; pitiless, cruel, or heartless

Derived Forms

mercilessly, adverbmercilessness, noun
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