sin piedad
sin piedad
phrase
1. (adverb) 
Azotaban a los prisioneros sin piedad.They'd whip their prisoners mercilessly.
Los críticos atacaron mi primera novela sin piedad.Critics attacked my first novel ruthlessly.
2. (adjective) 
a. merciless 
El conde era un hombre valiente pero sin piedad.The count was a brave but merciless man.
b. ruthless 
Mi madre era una mujer sin piedad cuando lo que estaba en juego era el pan de sus hijos.My mother was a ruthless woman when it was her children's sustenance what was at stake.
c. heartless 
Los piratas eran gente sin piedad, interesada solo en su botín.Pirates were heartless people, only interested in their loot.
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