pitiless pitiless  /ˈpɪ ti ləs/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) without mercy or pity
  2. (adj) deficient in humane and kindly feelings

Usage(s):

  1. Each song has the clenched power and pitiless clarity of a Francis Bacon painting.
  2. We admire Szpilman for the way he embraces that pitiless truth.
  3. But the chessmen were pitiless, they held and absorbed him.

News

  • Falcao, Atlético Madrid, third-party ownership and deferred dreams

    O God! can I not save One from the pitiless wave? Is all that we see or seem But a dream within a dream? Greek tragic dramatist Aeschylus told us that "men in exile feed on dreams of hope." Aristotle wrote that "Hope is a waking dream."
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Philly.com

Quotes

  1. "His killing is an impudent challenge to all Russian authorities," Chubais said in a statement. "It's the case when the authorities' response should be rigid, prompt and pitiless."
    on Sep 13, 2006 By: Anatoly Chubais Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Pope Benedict XVI, in his Sunday address, said he was especially concerned "for the increasing military activities in Lebanon and for the many victims among the civilian population. At the root of such pitiless contrasts there are, unfortunately,...
    on Jul 18, 2006 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Jerusalem Post

  3. "For the first time in independent Latvia, we are forced to decide on a pitiless regime of cuts in order to avoid the state going bankrupt," Mr Dombrovskis told parliament before the vote.
    on Mar 12, 2009 By: Valdis Dombrovskis Source: Irish Times

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