from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having no pity or compassion; merciless.
  • adj. Unyielding; relentless.

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  • adj. without remorse, mercy or pity
  • adj. unyielding or relentless

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being without remorse; having no pity; hence, destitute of sensibility; cruel; insensible to distress; merciless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without remorse; unpitying; cruel; insensible to distress.
  • Synonyms Pitiless, merciless, ruthless, relentless, unrelenting, savage.

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

  • adj. without mercy or pity


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remorse +‎ -less


  • Treacherous, beautiful, remorseless, that is how men regard the sea and the rushing rivers, of whom the sirens and mermaids of old tradition have come to stand as symbols.

    A Book of Myths

  • I have seen a few such cases of what I may call the remorseless exercise of authority, and the result has not been pleasing.

    The Nervous Child

  • His eyes filled with tears, Mr. Ross talked about how the financier who once managed $5 million of his money looked "remorseless" in front of the court.

    Madoff Jailed After Admitting Epic Scam

  • Nelspruit Regional Court Magistrate Willie Wilkens on Monday told Mhlongo that his "remorseless" drive at self-enrichment had destroyed his community's trust in the police and the law.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Often his analyses, when looked at in sequence, defied logic - 'remorseless' or otherwise.

    Slugger O'Toole

  • A pre-sentence report described the girl in court yesterday as "remorseless" and

    Winnipeg Sun

  • TV3, moreover, did not accept that the interviewer's responses during the debate, while asking testing questions, could be characterised as "remorseless" or "gleeful", as Mr Owen alleged.


  • The financier who once managed $5 million of the Ross's money looked "remorseless" in front of the court, Mr. Ross said, "monotone" and flat "in his 12-minute confession to the public.

    Victims Welcome Madoff Imprisonment

  • Of Brewer's remorseless — he said he had no regrets the day he was executed — Byrd's sister, Betty Boatner, said, "If I could say something to him, I would let him know that I forgive him and then if he still has no remorse, I just feel sorry for him."

    Tanya Greene: Murder Victims' Families Say No to More Killing

  • A slowly sinking generation; a remorseless assault on the identity of many men; the dissolution of families and the collapse of neighborhoods; a thinning veneer of national amity — the social legacies of the Great Recession are still being written, but their breadth and depth are immense.

    How a New Jobless Era Will Transform America


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