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
Now, a team of engineers has committed to doing the impossible: building a structure that's stronger and smarter than the merciless, random powers of nature itself.
PES has also complained about the merciless increase in the cost for renewable energy credits, which now cost the company about $300 million a year, its greatest cost after buying crude oil.
While her husband served as president of the United States, Obama was at the center of hateful, merciless attacks and comments.
Win-Win. Jeers... to the tiny, speed trap village of Linndale and their merciless traffic cameras.
The massive search for the men was set off Sunday, bringing FBI agents, U.S. marshals, and state and local officers to the scene to dig with great care, around the clock, in merciless heat.
London (CNN)June was merciless in its shock and trauma.
The puns have been merciless since an MMA fighter from Cramerton had the unfortunate experience of defecating during a match Sunday in Oklahoma City, Okla., but Justine Kish is not backing away from discussing the matter.
No spoilers there, given that Game of Thrones boasts today's most merciless writers' room.
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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
MERCILESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of merciless for English Language Learners
: having or showing no mercy : very cruel or harsh
MERCILESS Defined for Kids
Definition of merciless for Students
- These people, she thought, would be merciless critics.
- —Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
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