Mercy vs Remorseless - What's the difference?

mercy | remorseless |

As a noun mercy

is (uncountable) relenting; forbearance to cause or allow harm to another.

As a adjective remorseless is

without remorse, mercy or pity.



(wikipedia mercy)


  • (uncountable) relenting; forbearance to cause or allow harm to another
  • (uncountable) forgiveness or compassion, especially toward those less fortunate.
  • (uncountable) A tendency toward forgiveness, pity, or compassion
  • (countable) Instances of forbearance or forgiveness.
  • A blessing, something to be thankful for.
  • (phrasal) Subjugation, power.
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  • without remorse, mercy or pity
  • unyielding or relentless