Examples of merciless in a Sentence
the merciless killing of innocent people
He has been merciless in his criticism of his opponent.
Recent Examples of merciless from the Web
Their reign of terror and merciless annihilation of tens of millions who stood in their way came to a stop only 75 years later, thanks to the 1980s spiritual and political alliance of St. John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan.
Look at Louisville’s ability to protect their quarterback from Clemson’s merciless pass rush as the crux of the matter.
History will be merciless to them, but how much fun to watch them reduced to thunderstruck supernumeraries in real time.
Kim has ordered a merciless crackdown on the long border with China, and Beijing has stepped up its own vigilance.
Wielding maroon and white cowbells in a merciless assault on the ear drums, no fan base inflicts hearing loss on its opponents quite like the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
The regime often exercises a merciless policy of collective punishment against remaining relatives, sending them to labor camps, or worse.
There are greater problems facing the club, amplified by the short series and the merciless spotlight.
Nothing much can beat last year’s premiere of Saturday Night Live, which kicked off a season ripe with unprecedented, merciless political commentary.
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First Known Use of merciless
Synonymsaffectless, callous, case-hardened, cold-blooded, compassionless, desensitized, hard-boiled, hard-hearted, heartless, indurate, inhuman, inhumane, insensate, insensitive, ironhearted, hard, obdurate, pachydermatous, pitiless, remorseless, ruthless, slash-and-burn, soulless, stony (also stoney), stonyhearted, take-no-prisoners, thick-skinned, uncharitable, unfeeling, unmerciful, unsparing, unsympathetic
Antonymscharitable, compassionate, humane, kindhearted, kindly, merciful, sensitive, softhearted, sympathetic, tender, tenderhearted, warm, warmhearted
Related Wordsboorish, heedless, inconsiderate, thoughtless, uncaring, unfriendly, unloving, unthinking; grim, hard-bitten, harsh, heavy-handed, ironfisted, ironhanded, jackbooted, knock-down, drag-out (or knock-down-and-drag-out), oppressive, rough, rough-and-tumble, severe, sledgehammer, stern, tough, ungentle; abusive, acrimonious, disagreeable, hateful, ill-natured, ill-tempered, malevolent, malicious, mean, rancorous, spiteful, surly, virulent; barbarous, bestial, brutal, brutish, cruel, evil-minded, savage, vicious; austere, cold, frosty
Near Antonymsbenevolent, benignant, gentle, kind; clement, indulgent, lenient, mild; cordial, friendly, good-natured, good-tempered, gracious; tolerant, understanding; affectionate, fond, loving
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