mercilessly

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Etymology[edit]

merciless +‎ -ly

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈmɜːsɪləslɪ/

Adverb[edit]

mercilessly (comparative more mercilessly, superlative most mercilessly)

  1. In a merciless manner.
    She mercilessly read off the list of his wrongs in front of their friends.
    • 1899 Feb, Joseph Conrad, “The Heart of Darkness”, in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, page 198:
      Therefore he whacked the old nigger mercilessly, while a big crowd of his people watched him, thunderstruck[.]

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