English vocabulary and translations (See all)
(he's a) ruthless (person): (he's a) merciless, pitiless, unscrupulous (person), (a person) who will do anything to achieve a desired result
UK: You need to be ruthless to be a good poker player!
US: Stalin was a dictator known for his ruthlessness and big moustache.
- "Have you been abusing your powers as a ruthless dictator, tyrannical tyrant or cruel despot?"
- "I want to thank you for your invaluable help over the last few weeks: Replacing the majority of our workforce with automatons and robots was no easy task, but your help in reducing our fragile, fleshy and weak human staff was done with ruthless, near robotic, efficiency."
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