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pitiless

pit·i·less

pitiless

pronunciation:
pI ti lihs
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition: having or demonstrating no pity or mercy; ruthless.
synonyms:
cold-hearted, hardhearted, heartless, merciless, ruthless, unmerciful, unsparing
antonyms:
charitable, merciful, soft-hearted, tender-hearted
similar words:
cold-blooded, cruel, harsh, implacable, inexorable, inflexible, inhuman, obdurate, relentless, remorseless, severe, stony, truculent, unkind, unrelenting
derivations: pitilessly (adv.), pitilessness (n.)
Word Parts
The word pitiless contains the following part:
-less Middle English adjective-forming suffix that means without
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The suffix -less attaches primarily to monosyllabic English nouns. However, -less is a fully productive suffix, meaning it can be added to any noun to form legitimate new words.
synonyms:
a-1, an-1
antonyms:
-ful1