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[ri-mawrs-lis] /rɪˈmɔrs lɪs/
without remorse; merciless; pitiless; relentless.
1585-95; remorse + -less
Related forms
remorselessly, adverb
remorselessness, noun
ruthless, unrelenting, implacable, inexorable, cruel. Unabridged
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  • Gravity works, persistently and even remorselessly, in a certain direction.
  • The main lines of fact are remorselessly clear: the necessary elucidations of detail are almost wholly wanting.
  • One would expect fees to be driven down remorselessly.
  • Try to dam its movement at one point, and slowly but remorselessly it will find its way around.
  • These models remorselessly comb the markets for arbitrage opportunities.
  • It was a familiar narrative, this time played out at gruesomely high speed and chronicled remorselessly by the tabloids.
  • Their habit has also been financed largely by debt, which has risen remorselessly.
  • Insurgents have remorselessly attacked the road to prevent the benefits the road will yield.
  • He remorselessly banishes every impertinent intrusion, no matter how suggestive.
Word Origin and History for remorselessly



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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