What does the word unmerciful mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Unmercifully.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Cruel; pitiless.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Exorbitant.

Usage examples for unmerciful

  1. But such a sentimental, unmerciful regard to the tender nerves is surely elsewhere not to be perceived in the Law, which regulates all the relations of man to his neighbour, by the principle: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg
  2. " It's an unmerciful climb," Keith demurred hypocritically, to strengthen her resolution. – Her Prairie Knight by B.M. Sinclair, AKA B. M. Bower
  3. His son had begun listening with wide- stretched eyes and mouth, as boyhood hearkens to the dreadful, and with the hardness of an unmerciful time, too apt to confound pity with weakness; but when his eye fell on the man he had followed about as an elder playmate, and realised all it conveyed, his cheek blanched, his jaw fell, and he hardly knew how his father got him out of the court. – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge