merciless

[mur-si-lis]
See more synonyms for merciless on Thesaurus.com

Origin of merciless

First recorded in 1300–50, merciless is from the Middle English word mercyles. See mercy, -less
Related formsmer·ci·less·ly, adverbmer·ci·less·ness, noun

Synonyms for merciless

See more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com

Antonyms for merciless

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018


Examples from the Web for mercilessly

Contemporary Examples of mercilessly

Historical Examples of mercilessly


British Dictionary definitions for mercilessly

merciless

adjective
  1. without mercy; pitiless, cruel, or heartless
Derived Formsmercilessly, adverbmercilessness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for mercilessly

merciless

adj.

late 14c., see mercy + -less. Related: Mercilessly.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper