Truceless

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Truceless Without a truce; unforbearing. "Two minds in one, and each a truceless guest."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • truceless Without truce: as, a truceless war.
    • truceless Granting or holding no truce; unforbearing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Truceless without truce: relentless
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. trewes, treowes, pl. of trewe, a truce; cf. True.

Usage

In literature:

It was a truceless, merciless combat.
"The Fortune of the Rougons" by Emile Zola
His life was one long truceless war.
"The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2" by Rupert Hughes
An implacable and truceless war broke out between them.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 6 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
Like all young schoolboys, Martin regarded a master or crusher as a natural foe, a person with whom truceless war is waged.
"Years of Plenty" by Ivor Brown
It was the deathless, truceless courage of a moral hero.
"Abraham Lincoln's Cardinal Traits;" by Clark S. Beardslee
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