An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (without mercy)
a. despiadado
Our ancestors could be merciless in their treatment of prisoners.Nuestros antepasados podían ser despiadados en su tratamiento de los prisioneros.
b. cruel
My sister lost all her confidence thanks to the merciless criticism of a sadistic teacher.Mi hermana perdió toda su confianza gracias a las críticas crueles de una profesora sádica.
2. (harsh and unrelenting)
a. implacable
How long would Max be able to survive the merciless heat of the desert without water?¿Durante cuánto tiempo podría sobrevivir Max sin agua en el calor implacable del desierto?
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. despiadado(a)
merciless [ˈmɜːsɪlɪs]
[+person, attack] despiadado; cruel; [+killing, beating] cruel; [+sun, heat] implacable
he's famous for his merciless treatment of hecklers tiene fama de tratar despiadadamente a los que interrumpen con preguntas o comentarios molestos
the merciless Alabama sun to be merciless [towards] sb
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