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Synonyms for pitilessness

feelings of extreme heartlessness

mercilessness characterized by a lack of pity

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The pitilessness of the state to those from whom or against whom it has to defend peaceful society is a fact without doubt.
Muzaffargarh -- In what appeared to be an act of pitilessness, eyes of a farmer was gouged out over old enmity in Jatoi Tehsil of south Punjab's Muzaffargarh district, officials said on Thursday.
not without some Pitilessness was it, that they delivered it up to
As Alfred travels around South Africa, Mofolo notes the pitilessness and the lack of respect for human life characterizing the white people's desire for gold and diamonds, and he calls on Christians to seek their creator with the same diligence (Pitseng 44).
By addressing the academicians through the institution, we understand how his mental labour is performed in the academy and is transformed into the pitilessness of witnessing Red Peter's dialogue with nobody in particular.
The pregnancy signals Jumpei's reintegration into the natural pattern, but also nature's pitilessness.
For example, in his book Delitti Vecchi e Nuovi (1902), he says, "Regardless of dress or habits that may camouflage the American black man, he has a surfeit of contempt for the lives of others, [has] the pitilessness so characteristic of all wild men" (Lombroso, 1902, 12).
Her revenge is sharp, a word that connotes both appetite and pitilessness.
The following Generations, who were not so fond of the Study of Cartography as their Forebears had been, saw that the vast Map was Useless, and not without some Pitilessness was it, that they delivered it up to the Inclemencies of Sun and Winters.
Although in his preface Conrad says the book is about Winnie Verloc's tragedy, in some respects the central focus is Stevie, who embodies a complex mixture of antithetical positions: the good of Prince Myshkin and the evil of Roghozin; the Christianity of Sonia Semyonovna Marmeladov and the skepticism of Raskolnikov; the compassion of Christ and the pitilessness of Nietzsche.
Blake's "Holy Thursday," from Songs of Innocence (1789), for instance, politicizes crass attempts to view the city as merely picturesque or justly ordered: Blake's "wise guardians of the poor" supervise the production of song itself and embody the citizen's pitilessness in driving homeless "angel[s]" from his door.
Pulitzer prize--winning American poet Stephen Dunn delivers poems that walk the divide between absolutism and relativism; they court uncertainty with certitude and a kindness born out of a kind of pitilessness.
This creed is stated with a deliberate pitilessness, right up to the closing sentence: "He raised his hand and over the desolate earth he traced in space the sign of the dollar.
The grotesque portrays the people on their way to crucify Christ and thus serves to reveal the human stupidity, pitilessness and cunning cruelty of the crowd surrounding Him.
Through the poetic device of rime riche, Shakespeare stresses the pitilessness of the social context imagined by the play.