without remorse, mercy or pity
unyielding or relentless
A feeling of regret or sadness for doing wrong or sinning.
, date=December 14
, author=Steven Morris
, title=Devon woman jailed for 168 days for killing kitten in microwave
, passage=Jailing her on Wednesday, magistrate Liz Clyne told Robins: "You have shown little remorse
either for the death of the kitten or the trauma to your former friend Sarah Knutton." She was also banned from keeping animals for 10 years.}}
* 1897 , ,"
(obsolete) Sorrow; pity; compassion.
* 1597 , , King John , act 4, sc. 3,
- Failure, disgrace, poverty, sorrow, despair, suffering, tears even, the broken words that come from lips in pain, remorse that makes one walk on thorns, conscience that condemns . . . —all these were things of which I was afraid.
- This is the bloodiest shame,
- The wildest savagery, the vilest stroke,
- That ever wall-eyed wrath or staring rage
- Presented to the tears of soft remorse .
* (regret or sadness for doing wrong) agenbite, compunction, contrition, penitence, repentance, self-reproach
* See also
(Terms derived from "remorse")
* buyer's remorse
* regret, sadness