ruthless

[ rooth-lis ]
/ ˈruθ lɪs /

adjective

without pity or compassion; cruel; merciless: a ruthless tyrant.

Origin of ruthless

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at ruth, -less
Related formsruth·less·ly, adverbruth·less·ness, noun

Synonym study

See cruel.
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ruthless

/ (ˈruːθlɪs) /

adjective

feeling or showing no mercy; hardhearted

Derived Formsruthlessly, adverbruthlessness, noun
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