Origin of merciless
SYNONYMS FOR merciless
Related formsmer·ci·less·ly, adverbmer·ci·less·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for merciless
Dovlatov was a merciless opponent of oppression, whose chief weapon was one dictatorships are rarely good at facing: humor.
The Soviet regime was merciless to its opponents, and millions suffered and perished in its labor camp.
The biggest con: Washington is a merciless meat-grinder of a place that ends as many political careers as it launches.With Julian Castro Taking Over at HUD, a New Political Dynasty Is in the Making|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|May 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Life was merciless, then briefly miraculous,” Phillips writes toward the end of Quiet Dell.Murder, She Wrote: Jayne Anne Phillips on Her New Novel|Jane Ciabattari|October 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He is merciless toward his characters, subjecting them to all manner of suffering and cruelty.The Werewolf Novel as Post-9/11 Political Allegory?|Roxane Gay|May 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A breach was made in the wall; the besiegers poured in; and a merciless massacre followed.An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800|Mary Frances Cusack
No other word could resist the merciless use which lovers make of it.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
Spicca is, on the contrary, admirably drawn, and the regard we feel for the merciless old duellist is roused in us with true art.Critical Studies|Ouida
Cruel and merciless as was this raid, it had a justification, at least in the burning of houses, on the principles of war.The Second War with England, Vol. 1 of 2|J. T. Headley.
There was no pity for youth or age; the war-club spared not, and the tomahawk was merciless.History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians|George Mogridge