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merciless

adjective
 
 
/ˈmɜːsɪləs/
cruel, or showing no kindness: a merciless attack She was merciless in her criticism of his work.Unkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuse
mercilessly adverb He was mercilessly bullied by the older boys.
Translations of “merciless”
in Korean 무자비한…
in Arabic لا يَرحَم…
in Portuguese impiedoso, implacável…
in Catalan despietat…
in Japanese 無慈悲な…
in Italian spietato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 冷酷無情的,殘忍的,毫無憐憫之心的…
in Russian безжалостный…
in Turkish merhametsiz, insafsız, acımasız…
in Chinese (Simplified) 冷酷无情的,残忍的,毫无怜悯之心的…
in Polish bezlitosny…
(Definition of merciless from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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