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"merciless" in British English

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mercilessadjective

uk   /ˈmɜː.sɪ.ləs/  us   /ˈmɝː-/ disapproving
C2 having or ​showing no mercy: There are ​reports of merciless ​attacks on ​innocentcivilians. There was no ​shelter from the merciless (= very ​strong)heat.
mercilessly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Louis was ​teased mercilessly by his ​schoolmates.
(Definition of merciless from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"merciless" in American English

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mercilessadjective

 us   /ˈmɜr·sɪ·ləs/
showing no ​kindness; ​cruel: a merciless ​enemy
mercilessly
adverb  us   /ˈmɜr·sɪ·ləs·li/
He was ​teased mercilessly at ​school.
(Definition of merciless from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “merciless”
in Arabic لا يَرحَم…
in Korean 무자비한…
in Portuguese impiedoso, implacável…
in Catalan despietat…
in Japanese 無慈悲な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 冷酷无情的,残忍的,毫无怜悯之心的…
in Turkish merhametsiz, insafsız, acımasız…
in Russian безжалостный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 冷酷無情的,殘忍的,毫無憐憫之心的…
in Italian spietato…
in Polish bezlitosny…
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