adjective Date: 14th century 1. not merciful ; merciless 2. excessive, extreme <
chatted for an unmerciful length of time
unmercifully adverb

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  • Unmerciful — Un*mer ci*ful, a. Not merciful; indisposed to mercy or grace; cruel; inhuman; merciless; unkind. {Un*mer ci*ful*ly}, adv. {Un*mer ci*ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unmerciful — index brutal, callous, cold blooded, cruel, harsh, inexorable, malignant, obdurate, relentless …   Law dictionary

  • unmerciful — late 15c., from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + MERCIFUL (Cf. merciful). Related: Unmercifully …   Etymology dictionary

  • unmerciful — [adj] cruel bestial, bloodthirsty, brutal, coldhearted, hard, heartless, hurtful, implacable, inhumane, merciless, monstrous, pitiless, relentless, remorseless, ruthless, tyrannous, uncaring, unfeeling, unpitying, unrelenting, unsparing, vengeful …   New thesaurus

  • unmerciful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ showing no mercy. DERIVATIVES unmercifully adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • unmerciful — [un mʉr′si fəl] adj. 1. having or showing no mercy; cruel; relentless; pitiless 2. beyond what is proper or usual; excessive unmercifully adv …   English World dictionary

  • unmerciful — adj. unmerciful to, towards * * * [ʌn mɜːsɪf(ə)l] towards unmerciful to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • unmerciful — unmercifully, adv. unmercifulness, n. /un merr si feuhl/, adj. 1. merciless; relentless; severe; cruel; pitiless. 2. unsparingly great, extreme, or excessive, as amounts: to talk for an unmerciful length of time. [1475 85; UN 1 + MERCIFUL] * * * …   Universalium

  • unmerciful — adjective not showing mercy Syn: merciless Ant: merciful …   Wiktionary

  • unmerciful — Synonyms and related words: barbarous, bowelless, brutal, brutish, callous, calloused, cold, cold of heart, coldblooded, coldhearted, cruel, dog eat dog, flinthearted, flinty, hard, hard of heart, hardened, hardhearted, harsh, heartless,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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