unmerciful

adjective un·mer·ci·ful \ ˌən-ˈmər-si-fəl \

Definition of unmerciful

1 : not merciful : merciless
2 : excessive, extreme
  • chatted for an unmerciful length of time

unmercifully

play \ˌən-ˈmər-si-f(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of unmerciful in a Sentence

  1. she went into an unmerciful level of detail about her latest health problems

  2. the critics were unmerciful in their assessments of the young actress's performance

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First Known Use of unmerciful

15th century


UNMERCIFUL Defined for English Language Learners

unmerciful

adjective

Definition of unmerciful for English Language Learners

  • : not having or showing any mercy : very harsh or cruel



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