remorseless

adjective
re·morse·less | \ ri-ˈmȯrs-ləs \

Definition of remorseless 

1 : having no remorse : merciless

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Other words from remorseless

remorselessly adverb
remorselessness noun

Examples of remorseless in a Sentence

his remorseless pursuit of justice the remorseless killer was sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole

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Working against her is the remorseless logic of party politics. The Economist, "What doesn’t kill her makes Theresa May stronger," 12 July 2018 Like its narrator, this is a remorseless little machine. Dwight Garner, New York Times, "A Sleeping Beauty Hopes Hibernation Is the Answer to All Life’s Problems," 2 July 2018 In court documents, Minkler alleges that Burkhart was a greedy, remorseless peddler of corruption who infected those around him. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, "Feds want former CEO of American Senior Communities to serve more than 12 years," 22 June 2018 But the remorseless logic of the Irish border is pushing Britain in that direction. The Economist, "Britain is heading for a soft Brexit," 16 June 2018 Ordinary kids may become remorseless killers who shoot at cops and view second chances as a license to do more harm. Jill Leovy, New York Times, "The Killers of the ‘Sex Money Murder’ Gang and the Cops Who Went After Them," 1 June 2018 But if Martinez’s conversation with the informant sounds like the boasting of a remorseless killer, his attorney’s defense of him paints Martinez as a victim of MS-13’s coercion and influence. Crystal Hill, miamiherald, "MS-13 gang member bragged about killing teen. He did it to stay alive, defense lawyer says | Miami Herald," 14 May 2018 In recent seasons, Philip has retreated from the world of derring-do, embracing instead a simpering self-help doctrine emblematic of the era, while Elizabeth has turned into an ever more remorseless assassin. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, "Sex, Spies, and Clunky Computers on “The Americans”," 7 Mar. 2017 But a narrow focus on the man risks a potentially grave mistake: paying too little attention to large, slow-rolling yet remorseless political forces that were in motion long before Mr Trump chugged into view. The Economist, "The deeper shifts affecting democracy in America," 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of remorseless

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of remorseless was in 1593

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remorseless

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of remorseless

: very cruel and showing no pity or sympathy for other people

: continuing in a way that does not end or that seems impossible to stop

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