Definitions

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  • adv. In an unmerciful manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an unmerciful manner; without mercy or tenderness; cruelly; often, especially in colloquial use, extremely; very: as, unmercifully cold weather.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. without pity; in a merciless manner

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Examples

  • Shockingly disreputable, aren't I, and hardly dressed to make the acquaintance of a ladyV And he had stressed that last word unmercifully, making her colour up painfully.

    Lovers Touch

  • "The New Albert Bonnet for the Guards" ridicules the idea unmercifully, and "the British Grenadier as improved by His Royal Highness Prince Albert, decidedly calculated to frighten the Russians," was another grotesque perversion of a praiseworthy attempt with which Mr. Punch was in his heart a good deal in sympathy.

    The History of "Punch"

  • The wind was blowing unmercifully now, gusting at well over fifty miles an hour.

    Gideon’s war

  • The other kids teased him unmercifully, comparing him to Porky Pig.

    True You

  • "It's for obvious reactionary reasons," he says of his body-building, calling it a response to the torments of middle school, when he was "overweight, with thick glasses," and teased unmercifully by classmates.

    The big bad boy of the concert hall

  • We kidded one another, and sometimes things got unmercifully tense as a result.

    Roseanne Archy

  • Gedge &c she actually placed the Voloumn on the little shelf in the Garden privy to be reserved for very particular occasions would it not naturally appear to the Noble Lord a species of Madness in Nat to censure so unmercifully that very Class of Society who alone possess wealth sufficient to promote the sale of such works of amusement to any extent!! —

    Letter 423

  • A friend of ours, a Mexican, returned from the US and met us in cargo shorts, a Hawaiian shirt and untied jogging shoes .... we teased him unmercifully that he had turned into a gringo.

    how to "pass" for a Mexican

  • Three things, however, I distinctly remember: the first sight of the Reindeer's mainsail; her lying at anchor a few hundred feet away and a small boat leaving her side; and the cabin stove roaring red-hot, myself swathed all over with blankets, except on the chest and shoulders, which Charley was pounding and mauling unmercifully, and my mouth and throat burning with the coffee which Neil Partington was pouring down a trifle too hot.

    YELLOW HANDKERCHIEF

  • Goliah and Bassett were cartooned and lampooned unmercifully, the former, as the Old Man of the Sea, riding on the latter's neck.

    Goliah

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