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Synonyms for mercilessness

feelings of extreme heartlessness

inhumaneness evidenced by an unwillingness to be kind or forgiving

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hatred outs & because some malice had taught him mercilessness my
It is noteworthy that Aquinas later recognizes mercilessness as an extreme defect.
But there is a direct correlation between unfairness and mercilessness as far as we can gather from the recent developments.
If, like Audubon, Walcott assumes the "pitilessness" of nature (the birds' killing and eating of worms), the poet's alleged mercilessness does not affect his subject matter--the egrets carry on unmolested--but is directed toward his own creative process as he discards inappropriate "nouns" whilst refining the expression of his vision.
And by all precepts of morality and decency, there is an obligation not to leave them to the mercilessness of the elements on the high seas.
He too highlighted his mercilessness, building pyramids with the skulls of his enemies.
Mr Pack told reporters murder detectives were dealing with the case because of the "devastating impact" on the woman's life and the "sheer level of mercilessness involved".
A vigorously conceived character who commands our attention despite the mercilessness of his behavior, Sayf Eddine fears he is now beginning to lose control over the country he has been prominent in controlling for decades.
14)1 Gericault's monumental painting emphasises the immense human suffering that shipwrecks cause and simultaneously the mercilessness and unrelenting power of nature, which is partly responsible for the suffering Gericault portrays.
As reported by Blumenthal, the rabbis draw on scholarly texts to advocate a policy of mercilessness toward non-Jews, even making a case for killing dissenting Jews whose views identify them as enemies of Zion.
In "Elaine Stritch at Liberty," the actress delved into her own backstory with the same mercilessness she showed everyone else.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said load-shedding to the tune of 18 hours a day in Sindh and other provinces speaks the volume of mercilessness on the part of Federal government, which seems to be interested in adding more agony to the life of common man.
Prayer reached a new pitch of desperation and hysteria: begging for divine mercy was intensified but undermined by quite convincing evidence of God's mercilessness.
The mercilessness of this action, the coldness, remained with Vonnegut until the day he died.
The likes of former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was notorious for his targeting of Sunni tribes and mercilessness with any community that in any way supported or tolerated the resistance.