remorseless

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

Definition of remorseless

1 : having no remorse : merciless

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 After getting defeated in the Battle of Kyiv, the Russians are making incremental gains in the east based on remorseless artillery barrages. The Editors, National Review, 8 June 2022 The work can seem to invoke the cascading fatalities of the Covid pandemic and, by chance, the remorseless current carnage in Ukraine, whereby the destruction of so many people occasions news headlines as sullen as those stones. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 4 Apr. 2022 The remorseless fact is that, despite Biden’s bravado, his coalition is clearly not ready to get that tough. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, 24 Feb. 2022 The Denver public saw the young Black face of a remorseless criminal, someone who deserved a life sentence or worse. Lynnell Hancock, The New Republic, 23 Nov. 2021 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 See More

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First Known Use of remorseless

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 Jun 2022

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“Remorseless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remorseless. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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