View synonyms for remorseless


[ ri-mawrs-lis ]


  1. without remorse; merciless; pitiless; relentless.

    Synonyms: cruel, inexorable, implacable, unrelenting, ruthless

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Other Words From

  • re·morseless·ly adverb
  • re·morseless·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of remorseless1

First recorded in 1585–95; remorse + -less

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Example Sentences

Now even his mountainous funeral is creeping into the remorseless past.

As the war kills the young, so the remorseless passage of time claims the old.

Browne demolishes these four claims, step by remorseless step, with studies and examples drawn from military experience.

The same remorseless logic applies to retraining; at some point, investments in new education simply don't repay their costs.

The arithmetic of bombing is just that remorseless, leading to the novel's most famous joke: "People are trying to kill me."

"It is time," he heard Kalkmann's remorseless voice continue just behind him.

Many a time and oft had she pleaded, with tears, to the remorseless girl who looked so soft and yielding.

If only progress, that remorseless conqueror, would even spare its victims' lives!

She would have slid and insinuated and made her gliding progress almost imperceptible, but none the less remorseless.

He had long been established as Governor of Entre Rios, where he had acted with remorseless cruelty in stamping out disaffection.