Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective without remorse, mercy or pity
  • adjective unyielding or relentless

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

  • adjective without mercy or pity

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

remorse +‎ -less

Examples

  • 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

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

    Slugger O'Toole

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

    Slugger O'Toole

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

    Slugger O'Toole

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

    Slugger O'Toole

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

    Slugger O'Toole

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