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adjective as in ruthless

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Enterprise sites have to face cutthroat competition at every stage, particularly from brands with sophisticated SEO strategies.

He is on a mission to find something hidden, and along the way joins forces with cutthroat attorney Hong Cha-Young.

From Time

That might not sound like much, but few things compare with having a 20-inch cutthroat on the end of your line, letting him make a few runs, fighting the urge to rush him to the net while not playing him too long.

The move downmarket seems like an admission the company can't—or doesn't want to—compete in the cutthroat premium-smartphone market.

The normally cutthroat media industry has — in some ways, at least — been feeling a little less competitive for the past few months for top publishers.

From Digiday

It was a cutthroat move from investors, hard-pressed to turn a profit on a film that was a domestic disappointment.

The casting process for fashion shows is notoriously cutthroat and can be humiliating for young models.

The  Silicon Valley tech firms tend to be  every bit as cutthroat and greedy as any capitalist enterprise before it.

First impressions are tough to eradicate—especially in the cutthroat world of Hollywood.

On the lake a cutthroat trout breaks the surface; pieces of it follow him into the air.

I might have guessed that in some such cutthroat manner would your vaunt of winning me at the sword-point be accomplished.

The captain had a hard story to tell, and he offered five hundred dollars to any one who would shoot this bloody cutthroat.

Knowing the cutthroat's recklessness and his almost insane thirst for blood, he feared that this might happen.

We can deal with that old buzzard as freely and as profitably as if we were in a cutthroat pawnshop.

I went fishing, and in the first pool of the river below the upper lake, caught several two- and three-pound cutthroat trout.


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On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cutthroat, such as: ferocious, vicious, savage, barbarous, bloodthirsty, and cruel.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.