merciless etymology

English word merciless comes from English -less (Lacking (something); without (something).), English mercy

Detailed word origin of merciless

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-less English (eng) Lacking (something); without (something).
mercy English (eng) (obsolete) To thank. (countable) A blessing, something to be thankful for.. (countable) Instances of forbearance or forgiveness.. (uncountable) A tendency toward forgiveness, pity, or compassion. (uncountable) forgiveness or compassion, especially toward those less fortunate.. (uncountable) relenting; forbearance to cause or allow harm to another Expressing surprise or alarm.
merciless English (eng) Showing no mercy; cruel and pitiless.

Words with the same origin as merciless

Descendants of -less
breathless clueless countless defenseless fearless flawless hopeless meaningless needless penniless pointless priceless regardless relentless ruthless selfless senseless sleepless thoughtless timeless toothless topless useless wireless
Descendants of mercy