Related formsruth·less·ly, adverbruth·less·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for ruthless
His stories were constructed with ruthless narrative efficiency.Can Tarzan of the Apes Survive in a Post-Colonial World?|Ted Gioia|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To be fair, he might not have known that Pinochet was a ruthless dictator.Borges Had A Genius For Literature But Not Love Or Much Else|Allen Barra|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So it continues to make local authorities and their ruthless cronies uneasy.
I was not prepared for the staggered, ruthless falling apart of one of the people I love most in the world.
Pablo Escobar is one of the most ruthless people in history.Gangster in Paradise: Benicio Del Toro Is Pablo Escobar|Alex Suskind|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hes sworn to get you, Henderson, and hes absolutely reckless and ruthless, as you know.The Radio Detectives Under the Sea|A. Hyatt Verrill
It had been a great stage-coaching town in the great stage-coaching times, and the ruthless railways had killed and buried it.The Uncommercial Traveller|Charles Dickens
It is ruthless, insistent, and deep with the violence of outraged might.The Heart of Unaga|Ridgwell Cullum
The old man saw it, but worldly philosophy made him ruthless.Mabel's Mistake|Ann S. Stephens
And we noted on one of the two ancient town crosses the rudely carved figure of a boar, the emblem of this ruthless king.In Unfamiliar England|Thomas Dowler Murphy