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merciless

[ mur-si-lis ]
/ ˈmɜr sɪ lɪs /
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adjective

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

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Origin of merciless

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

OTHER WORDS FROM merciless

mer·ci·less·ly, adverbmer·ci·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for merciless

merciless
/ (ˈmɜːsɪlɪs) /

adjective

without mercy; pitiless, cruel, or heartless

Derived forms of merciless

mercilessly, adverbmercilessness, noun
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