without remorse; merciless; pitiless; relentless.

Origin of remorseless

First recorded in 1585–95; remorse + -less
Related formsre·morse·less·ly, adverbre·morse·less·ness, noun

Synonyms for remorseless Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for remorseless

Contemporary Examples of remorseless

Historical Examples of remorseless

  • Somehow to Bezdek he gave the impression of remorseless rationality.

    Reel Life Films

    Samuel Kimball Merwin

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

    The Plunderer

    Roy Norton

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

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

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

    The Bon Gaultier Ballads

    William Edmonstoune Aytoun

British Dictionary definitions for remorseless



without compunction, pity, or compassion
not abating in intensity; relentlessa remorseless wind
Derived Formsremorselessly, adverbremorselessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for remorseless

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

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