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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
Recent Examples on the Web Twitter is rife with complaints about shoppers getting blindsided by them, hit in the ankle or shin by an errant cart and its remorseless driver. Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic, "Why Grocery Stores Have Tiny Kid-Size Carts," 6 Feb. 2020 But the sheer joy of controlling one of nature’s most remorseless killers is strong enough here to pique our interest. Kyle Orland And Sarah Leboeuf, Ars Technica, "The Ars 13: Our top indie game picks from PAX East 2020," 7 Mar. 2020 But here on the plains’ western edge, where the climate is unforgiving and the boom-and-bust farming economy is equally remorseless, swaths of prairie remain largely unbroken. National Geographic, "Two visions collide amid push to restore Montana plains," 16 Jan. 2020 During the Manson trials, all three women were visibly and vocally remorseless, and all three were sentenced to death in 1971; these sentences were commuted to life in 1972. Aja Romano, Vox, "The Manson Family murders weren’t a countercultural revolt. They were about power, entitlement, and Hollywood.," 7 Aug. 2019 It’s hard to imagine a less plausible candidate to become a remorseless winning machine. Jonathan Wilson,, "Despite Recent Success, Manchester City Still Struggling With its Reputation," 6 Aug. 2019 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

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First Known Use of remorseless

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 Jun 2020

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“Remorseless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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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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