1. graded adjective & adjective Someone or something that is pitiless shows no pity or kindness. [literary] ⇒ He saw the pitiless eyes of his enemy. ⇒ His judgments are immediate, pitiless. pitilessly
graded adverb & adverb ⇒ She had scorned him pitilessly. 2. graded adjective If you describe something such as the weather or the heat as pitiless, you mean that it is very extreme. [literary] ⇒ John Steinbeck used the dust and the pitiless skies as the backcloth to his novel.
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