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remorseless

[ri-mawrs-lis] /rɪˈmɔrs lɪs/
adjective
1.
without remorse; merciless; pitiless; relentless.
Origin of remorseless
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95; remorse + -less
Related forms
remorselessly, adverb
remorselessness, noun
Synonyms
ruthless, unrelenting, implacable, inexorable, cruel.
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  • Somehow to Bezdek he gave the impression of remorseless rationality.

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  • “Hanging to a beam across the dam he blew up,” was the remorseless response.

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  • And yet, despite his unheroic physique, he was quick and remorseless in action.

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  • I proceeded to press my selfish, remorseless, unwarranted demand!

  • remorseless Hassan stands above,   And he smiles to see them die.

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British Dictionary definitions for remorseless

remorseless

/rɪˈmɔːslɪs/
adjective
1.
without compunction, pity, or compassion
2.
not abating in intensity; relentless: a remorseless wind
Derived Forms
remorselessly, adverb
remorselessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for remorseless
adj.

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

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