re·​morse·​less | \ ri-ˈmȯrs-ləs How to pronounce remorseless (audio) \

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 Trying to defend the seemingly remorseless killing of an unarmed suspect is another. Star Tribune, 24 Jan. 2021 Under the remorseless influence of the pandemic, the U.S. economy is being reshaped. David J. Lynch, Washington Post, 11 July 2020 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, 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, 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, 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, 7 Aug. 2019 It’s hard to imagine a less plausible candidate to become a remorseless winning machine. Jonathan Wilson,, 6 Aug. 2019 Working against her is the remorseless logic of party politics. The Economist, 12 July 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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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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