What is another word for without pity?

Pronunciation: [wɪðˌa͡ʊt pˈɪti] (IPA)

When describing someone who acts cruelly and without empathy, "without pity" is a common phrase used to convey their lack of compassion. However, there are several synonyms that can also be used to describe such behavior. Heartless, ruthless, callous, and unfeeling are all words that depict someone who lacks empathy and compassion. Similarly, if someone is described as merciless, unsympathetic, or pitiless, it is implied that they do not have any pity or mercy towards others. Whether it is a person or an action, these words can be used interchangeably to paint a picture of someone who lacks any sense of understanding and kindness towards others.

What are the hypernyms for Without pity?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for without pity?

The phrase "without pity" is often used to describe actions or behaviors that are callous, cruel, or lacking in empathy. Some antonyms for this phrase might include words like compassionate, sympathetic, caring, or understanding. These words suggest a sense of kindness and consideration for others, and imply a willingness to extend help or support. Other possible antonyms include words like merciful, benevolent, forgiving, or gracious. These words suggest a sense of forgiveness or leniency, and imply a willingness to overlook faults or shortcomings. Overall, the antonyms for "without pity" emphasize kindness, understanding, and forgiveness, and suggest a willingness to treat others with respect and empathy.

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Famous quotes with Without pity

  • Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.
    Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
  • The great difficulty in forming legitimate governments is in persuading those forming the governments that those who are to be their fellow citizens are equal to them in the rights, which their common government is to protect. Catholics and Protestants in sixteenth-century Europe looked upon each other as less than human, and slaughtered each other without pity and without compunction. It was impossible for there to be a common citizenship of those who did not look upon each other as possessing the same right of conscience. How one ought to worship God cannot be settled by majority rule. A majority of one faith cannot ask a minority of another faith to submit their differences to a vote. George Washington, in 1793, said that our governments were not formed in the gloomy ages of ignorance and superstition, but at a time when the rights of man were better understood than in any previous age. Washington was right, in that such rights were, in the latter part of the eighteenth century, in America, better understood. But they were not perfectly understood, as the continued existence of chattel slavery attests. A difference concerning the equal rights of persons of color made the continued existence of a common government of all Americans impossible. A great civil war had to be fought, ending the existence of slavery, reuniting the nation and rededicating it to the proposition that all men are created equal.
    Harry V. Jaffa
  • Our lives are awkward and fragile and we have only one thing to keep us sane: pity, and the man without pity is mad.
    Edward Bond
  • Many and opposite are the lots in life, and unequal are the portions which they measure out to the children of earth. We cannot agree with those who contend that the difference after all is but in outward seeming. Such an assertion is often the result of thoughtlessness — sometimes the result of selfishness. It is one of the good points of human nature, that it revolts against human suffering. Few there are who can witness pain, whether of mind or of body, without pity, and the desire to alleviate ; but such is our infirmity of purpose, that a little suffices to turn us aside from assistance. Indolence, difficulties, and contrary interests come in the way of sympathy, and then we desire to excuse our apathy to ourselves. It is a comfortable doctrine to suppose that the evil is made up by some mysterious allotment of good ; it is an excuse for non-interference, and we let conscience sleep over our own enjoyments, taking it for granted others have them also — though how we know not.
    Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  • My whole past life I live again in memory, and, involuntarily, I ask myself: 'why have I lived - for what purpose was I born?'... A purpose there must have been, and, surely, mine was an exalted destiny, because I feel that within my soul are powers immeasurable... But I was not able to discover that destiny, I allowed myself to be carried away by the allurements of passions, inane and ignoble. From their crucible I issued hard and cold as iron, but gone for ever was the glow of noble aspirations - the fairest flower of life. And, from that time forth, how often have I not played the part of an axe in the hands of fate! Like an implement of punishment, I have fallen upon the head of doomed victims, often without malice, always without pity... To none has my love brought happiness, because I have never sacrificed anything for the sake of those I have loved: for myself alone I have loved - for my own pleasure. I have only satisfied the strange craving of my heart, greedily draining their feelings, their tenderness, their joys, their sufferings - and I have never been able to sate myself. I am like one who, spent with hunger, falls asleep in exhaustion and sees before him sumptuous viands and sparkling wines; he devours with rapture the aerial gifts of the imagination, and his pains seem somewhat assuaged. Let him but awake: the vision vanishes - twofold hunger and despair remain! And tomorrow, it may be, I shall die!... And there will not be left on earth one being who has understood me completely. Some will consider me worse, others, better, than I have been in reality... Some will say: 'he was a good fellow'; others: 'a villain.' And both epithets will be false. After all this, is life worth the trouble? And yet we live - out of curiosity! We expect something new... How absurd, and yet how vexatious!
    Mikhail Lermontov

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