• WordNet 3.6
    • n unmercifulness inhumaneness evidenced by an unwillingness to be kind or forgiving
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n unmercifulness The character of being unmerciful; cruelty; inhumanity.
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In literature:

This fine Norman horse was treated most unmercifully by him.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Passionate, stubborn, relentless, unmerciful, implacable tempers indulged and unmortified, must be a way of lies.
"The Power of Faith" by Isabella Graham
There is nothing in it, I assure you; Bessie is a great joker and torments the other girls unmercifully.
"Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason's Corner Folks" by Charles Felton Pidgin
In vain did the wife of Van Heerden expostulate and plead with the unmerciful officer to spare the life of her wounded husband.
"In the Shadow of Death" by P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald
For we are not like you, hard hearted, unmerciful, and unforgiving.
"Walker's Appeal, with a Brief Sketch of His Life" by David Walker and Henry Highland Garnet
Hugh dashed several people aside and grabbed her hand, squeezing it unmercifully.
"The Plastic Age" by Percy Marks
The close of my second sheet warns me that it is time now to relieve you from this letter of unmerciful length.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
His volumes open well, and are beaten ... too unmercifully.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
There is no better rule to try a doctrine by than the question, Is it merciful, or is it unmerciful?
"Many Thoughts of Many Minds" by Various
His master may be a man of some conscientious scruples; ours may be unmerciful.
"The Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States" by Martin R. Delany

In poetry:

In his war paint and his beads,
Like a bison among the reeds,
In ambush the Sitting Bull
Lay with three thousand braves
Crouched in the clefts and caves,
Savage, unmerciful!
"The Revenge Of Rain-In-The-Face. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

Jackie Billotte Unmerciful Good Fortune Firehouse Theater Company.
There's not much to say about today's game which is, somewhat unmercifully, still going on as I compose this.
And the waiters, did they understand the meaning of service or did they thumb the plates unmercifully on the way to the table.
It comes out now that a group of kids teased him unmercifully last year about his hair.
The girl next to me is my neighbor Charlie, and she makes fun of me, unmercifully, all the time.