Definition of compassionless in English:



  • Feeling or showing no sympathy and concern for others.

    ‘his life has been turned upside down by a cold and compassionless government’
    • ‘That might make some of these heartless, compassionless people vying for political office think twice about using that office for anything other than the public good.’
    • ‘What a bunch of mean-spirited, compassionless punks, making themselves feel better by picking on a single mother who works long hours trying to feed her family.’
    • ‘Alcatraz embodies a rigid and compassionless system that strips the humanity from all but the few who have the strength to resist.’
    • ‘Driven by an insatiable and compassionless greed, the predatory capitalist system won out.’
    • ‘Just when you think you cannot be shocked by an article on human behaviour - there it is - a new level of compassionless and empathy-devoid intellect that beggars belief.’
    • ‘How could he be so compassionless, so cruel to his daughter?’
    • ‘To his critics, he is an compassionless bureaucrat who denies cancer patients lifesaving medicines using red tape and fine print.’
    • ‘Randall has two moods: compassionless and acidic.’
    • ‘An ill-tempered, compassionless moneygrubber, Scrooge runs roughshod over everyone he encounters.’
    • ‘Garfield's visceral acting and Shaw and Rossen's forceful screenplay compel us, perhaps against our will, to accept Jacob Goff as an amoral, compassionless chiseler.’