Definition of remorseless in English:


Line breaks: re|morse|less
Pronunciation: /rɪˈmɔːsləs


  • 2(Of something unpleasant) never ending or improving; relentless: remorseless poverty
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    • Those farm overalls represented hard, long days in the harsh sun and remorseless winters.
    • The remorseless rise in Irish petrol prices has been stemmed with the news in the government budget that excise duties on unleaded petrol has been reduced.
    • Their modern counterparts face much worse, being hemmed in by the spread of suburbia, by motorways and the remorseless growth of traffic on ordinary roads.
    relentless, unrelenting, unremitting, unabating, inexorable, implacable, unstoppable



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  • New Labour continue to remorselessly carry on raising extra cash through taxation with no improvement in public services.
  • It doesn't mean it's the best, it just means that it is relentlessly, remorselessly successful.
  • He'd looked away, embarrassed, but was conscious that her own gaze continued remorselessly.


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  • It's performed with an escalating physical remorselessness that often ends in bloodied knuckles and ruptured piano strings.
  • It might seem that the only thing these two news items have in common is that both are expressions of natural phenomena, the remorselessness of ageing and the unpredictability of the elements.
  • From time to time there is an undercurrent of remorselessness, and it is obvious here.

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