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
The shiny orange Kapton foil, the four landing legs, the distinctly face-like window and hatch arrangement—all came from a merciless campaign to keep the mass as low as possible.
Workers said the gift was dropped at the gate by a young girl after the merciless fire reshaped so many worlds.
Tilda Swinton plays Karen Crowder, U/North’s in-house counsel: ultra-accomplished, merciless, shallow-breathing, at an agonizing pitch of tension.
The Texans were grinched by the Steelers, 34-6, at NRG Stadium and Houston Chronicle's John McClain was merciless in his weekly report card.
Reform advocates have spent years trying to get the public to pay attention to the injustices of America’s merciless criminal justice system.
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.
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.
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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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