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RUTHLESSNESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ruthlessness mean? 

RUTHLESSNESS (noun)
  The noun RUTHLESSNESS has 2 senses:

1. mercilessness characterized by a lack of pity
2. feelings of extreme heartlessness

  Familiarity information: RUTHLESSNESS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RUTHLESSNESS (noun)


Sense 1ruthlessness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mercilessness characterized by a lack of pity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

ruthlessness; pitilessness

Hypernyms ("ruthlessness" is a kind of...):

mercilessness; unmercifulness (inhumaneness evidenced by an unwillingness to be kind or forgiving)


Sense 2ruthlessness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Feelings of extreme heartlessness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

mercilessness; pitilessness; cruelty; ruthlessness

Hypernyms ("ruthlessness" is a kind of...):

coldheartedness; hardheartedness; heartlessness (an absence of concern for the welfare of others)


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