What is the adjective for ruthlessness?

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  1. Full of sorrow; sorrowful; woeful; rueful.
  2. Causing pity; piteous.
  3. Full of ruth or pity; merciful; compassionate.
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    1. “Jones stood close at my elbow, with a face as festive now as it was ruthful not long before.”
      “It's a ruthful tale of a mother and daughter coming to terms with the mother's neediness and the daughter's resentment of it.”
      “Be ye ruthful over them and rear them after the goodliest fashion.”
  1. Without pity or compassion; cruel, pitiless.
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    1. “To others he is nothing short of a ruthless builder of wealth and prestige with little concern for those whom he walks over to get what he wants.”
      “The mentor teaches the fellow to document for him or herself where the time goes, to spot time wasters and be ruthless in eliminating them.”
      “Be ruthless with clutter, write in the active voice, place each idea into a sentence of its own, and lastly, get your punctuation right.”
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