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merciless

view main entry for mercilessadjective mainly literary  /ˈmɜː(r)sɪləs/
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mercilessly

adverb

mercilessness

noun [uncountable]
mercilessness noun [uncountable]Cruel, selfish and unkind behaviour or actions: cruelty, evil, abuse, inhumanity, brutalities, savagery, barbarism, atrocity, maltreatment, bullying

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