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[ri-mawrs-lis] /rɪˈmɔrs lɪs/
without remorse; merciless; pitiless; relentless.
Origin of remorseless
First recorded in 1585-95; remorse + -less
Related forms
remorselessly, adverb
remorselessness, noun
ruthless, unrelenting, implacable, inexorable, cruel. Unabridged
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  • Of all human struggles there is none so treacherous and remorseless as the struggle between the artist man and the mother woman.

    Man And Superman George Bernard Shaw
  • The sound died into silence and the remorseless tick-tick went on.

  • But such knowledge comes only by prayer and fasting—or, perhaps, rather by months of hard and remorseless grind.

    Courts and Criminals Arthur Train
  • But she is as deaf to prayer as He is: as mechanical and remorseless.

    A Simpleton Charles Reade
  • But remorseless Time says no, and we pause at the Golden Gate.

    Five Hundred Dollars Heman White Chaplin
British Dictionary definitions for remorseless


without compunction, pity, or compassion
not abating in intensity; relentless: a remorseless wind
Derived Forms
remorselessly, adverb
remorselessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for remorseless

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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