Definitions

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

  • adjective Having or exhibiting no mercy; merciless.
  • adjective Exceeding a normal or reasonable limit; excessive.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not merciful; not influenced by mercy; unkind; cruel; inhuman; merciless: of persons or things.
  • Unconscionable; exorbitant.

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

  • adjective Not merciful; indisposed to mercy or grace; cruel; inhuman; merciless; unkind.

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

  • adjective not showing mercy

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

  • adjective having or showing no mercy

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Examples

  • “Naturally, the blood purge will be unmerciful,” he now predicted, but the rebellion may not have been “put down at once.”

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • Whereas before I spent most of my days trying to escape the unmerciful teasing and mistreatment by the Mormon children and the weirdoes in my own family by reading Torah all day, I now began spending all of my days escaping the same things by reading about the occult interpretations of the Torah.

    Roseanne Archy

  • Whereas before I spent most of my days trying to escape the unmerciful teasing and mistreatment by the Mormon children and the weirdoes in my own family by reading Torah all day, I now began spending all of my days escaping the same things by reading about the occult interpretations of the Torah.

    Roseanne Archy

  • Whereas before I spent most of my days trying to escape the unmerciful teasing and mistreatment by the Mormon children and the weirdoes in my own family by reading Torah all day, I now began spending all of my days escaping the same things by reading about the occult interpretations of the Torah.

    Roseanne Archy

  • Lest this conjure some unhappy sales, unmerciful disaster

    SPECIAL CONTEST ACTIVITY

  • I also have many muslim relatives who have converted to Christianity, who are banned for life from their loved ones, the fatwa (a decree of slaughter) is out against them, if they are found or seen they are to be killed immediately in the name of Allah the most unmerciful idol god.

    Global Voices in English » Arab Diaspora: Shall I Marry a Non-Arab?

  • Whereas before I spent most of my days trying to escape the unmerciful teasing and mistreatment by the Mormon children and the weirdoes in my own family by reading Torah all day, I now began spending all of my days escaping the same things by reading about the occult interpretations of the Torah.

    Roseanne Archy

  • Due to unmerciful teasing from his classmates, B. had shed his first name in junior high.

    Fatal Error

  • Coversions by the sword, sex and terror will be the rule of Allah the most unmerciful.

    Global Voices in English » Mexico: Spreading the Message of Islam

  • In these light and funny pages, grownup Ann looks back with unmerciful self-deprecation on herself as she was in the early 1960s, and the result is a book that children ages 8-14 can enjoy as a kind of genial historical artifact and that their parents can read with affectionate winces at the quirks and obsessions of long-ago childhood.

    The Scary Future, the Embarrassing Past

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