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ˈruθ lɪsruth·less

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pitiless, remorseless, ruthless, unpityingadjective

    without mercy or pity

    "an act of ruthless ferocity"; "a monster of remorseless cruelty"

Wiktionary

  1. ruthlessadjective

    Without pity or compassion; cruel, pitiless.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ruthlessadjective

    Cruel; pitiless; uncompassionate; barbarous.

    Etymology: from ruth.

    What is Edward but a ruthless sea?
    What Clarence but a quicksand of deceit? William Shakespeare.

    The ruthless flint doth cut my tender feet;
    And when I start, the cruel people laugh. William Shakespeare.

    His archers circle me; my reins they wound,
    And ruthless shed my gall upon the ground. George Sandys.

    Their rage the hostile powers restrain,
    All but the ruthless monarch of the main. Alexander Pope.

    To ruthless deeds, blind rage, and fell revenge,
    Their fervid spirits fires. James Thomson, Summer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ruthlessadjective

    having no ruth; cruel; pitiless

Freebase

  1. Ruthless

    Ruthless is a drama film directed by Edgar G. Ulmer and starring Zachary Scott and Louis Hayward.

Rap Dictionary

  1. ruthlessadjective

    Tough, hard, stopping at nothing. "Drop him in his tracks so hip that I am ruthless" - Eazy-E (It's on Dr. Dre 187 um killa)

  2. ruthlessadjective

    Ruthless Records is Eazy-E's record company.

Anagrams for ruthless »

  1. hurtless

  2. hustlers

  3. sluthers

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ruthless in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ruthless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of ruthless in a Sentence

  1. George Hatzimarkos:

    Another tragedy caused by the traffickers. It was a clear murder today, and Europe had to declare war on these ruthless criminals yesterday.

  2. Jonathan Greenblatt:

    Well, Whoopi, there’s no question that the Holocaust was about race. That’s how the Nazis saw it as they perpetrated the systematic annihilation of the Jewish people across continents, across countries with deliberate and ruthless cruelty, you see, Hitler’s ideology, the Third Reich, was predicated on the idea that the Aryans, the Germans, were a ‘master race,’ and the Jews were a subhuman race. It was racialized anti-Semitism.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    He was a ruthless dictator who had blood on his hands.

  4. Rex Tillerson:

    He may be ruthless, he may be a murderer. He may be someone who, in many respects, we would say by our standards is irrational. But he is not insane.

  5. Dorothy Parker:

    I require three things in a man. He must be handsome, ruthless and stupid.

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