Mer"ci*less, a.

Destitute of mercy; cruel; unsparing; -- said of animate beings, and also, figuratively, of things; as, a merciless tyrant; merciless waves.

The foe is merciless, and will not pity. Shak.

Syn. -- Cruel; unmerciful; remorseless; ruthless; pitiless; barbarous; savage.

-- Mer"ci*less*ly, adv. -- Mer"ci*less*ness, n.

 

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