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remorseless

[ri-mawrs-lis] /rɪˈmɔrs lɪs/
adjective
1.
without remorse; merciless; pitiless; relentless.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; remorse + -less
Related forms
remorselessly, adverb
remorselessness, noun
Synonyms
ruthless, unrelenting, implacable, inexorable, cruel.
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Examples for remorseless
  • But the remorseless power of compounding cuts both ways.
  • The remorseless negativism and the mournful listing of coming catastrophes can be overdone, however.
  • The judge accurately called the crimes remorseless and intolerable.
  • But the engine of that tug is remorseless and will in time prevail.
  • The rebellion began in treason, inexcusable, gigantic and remorseless.
  • What advertising doesn't achieve, the remorseless tides of fashion surely will.
  • It is the monster, not the remorseless scientist, who experiences a series of personal transformations.
British Dictionary definitions for remorseless

remorseless

/rɪˈmɔːslɪs/
adjective
1.
without compunction, pity, or compassion
2.
not abating in intensity; relentless a remorseless wind
Derived Forms
remorselessly, adverb
remorselessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for remorseless
adj.

1590s, from remorse + -less. Related: Remorselessly; remorselessness.

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