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synonyms for merciless

  • barbarous
  • callous
  • cruel
  • fierce
  • grim
  • harsh
  • implacable
  • inexorable
  • inhumane
  • relentless
  • ruthless
  • severe
  • unforgiving
  • unrelenting
  • unsparing
  • unyielding
  • unmerciful
  • compassionless
  • cutthroat
  • dog-eat-dog
  • gratuitous
  • hard
  • hardhearted
  • hatchet job
  • having a killer instinct
  • iron-fisted
  • mean machine
  • mortal
  • pitiless
  • unappeasable
  • uncalled-for
  • unfeeling
  • unflinching
  • unpitying
  • unsympathetic
  • wanton
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antonyms for merciless

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  • bright
  • calm
  • compassionate
  • considerate
  • easy
  • feeling
  • flexible
  • gentle
  • kind
  • merciful
  • mild
  • nice
  • peaceful
  • polite
  • remorseful
  • sympathetic
  • tender
  • yielding
  • giving
  • sparing
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How to use merciless in a sentence

Each remembrance was a merciless sting that I inflicted on myself, especially when I learned that my father had traveled to Cuba for the occasion after several years away during this time of the year.
LOCKED UP IN THE LAND OF LIBERTY: PART IIIYARIEL VALDÉS GONZÁLEZJULY 21, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
The officers are merciless and wipe out any trace of cooked food.
LOCKED UP IN THE LAND OF LIBERTY: PART IIIYARIEL VALDÉS GONZÁLEZJULY 21, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
His voice was a merciless whip on my back, seeking to whip me like a vile sinner.
LOCKED UP IN THE LAND OF LIBERTY: PART IIIYARIEL VALDÉS GONZÁLEZJULY 21, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
The second sentence seemingly negates the second point to some degree, but more than anything, I think it’s an indictment of how merciless this industry can be.
LAST-MILE, LANDSCAPING AND LEAPING ROBOTSBRIAN HEATERJUNE 17, 2021TECHCRUNCH
They saw a war with no end, a merciless and destructive juggernaut that was upending communities, families and individual lives — to little purpose.
THE WAR ON DRUGS TURNS 50 TODAY. IT’S TIME TO MAKE PEACE.DAVID FARBERJUNE 17, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It was soon prevalent all over the country — and its assault on Brazil, now in the midst of a nationwide medical failure, has been merciless ever since.
RISE OF CORONAVIRUS VARIANTS WILL DEFINE THE NEXT PHASE OF THE PANDEMIC IN THE U.S.LENNY BERNSTEIN, ARIANA EUNJUNG CHA, TERRENCE MCCOY, JACQUELINE DUPREEAPRIL 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Long before reason found the answer, instinct—swift, merciless interpreter—told him plainly.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
It was merciless and terrible—so slightly, faintly indicated, yet so overwhelmingly convincing.
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"And if it is not brought home to you—the fact remains the same," said Mr. Carr, in his merciless truth.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
The merciless commissioners had ordered her to be incarcerated in a cell which no beam of light could penetrate.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
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WORDS RELATED TO MERCILESS

  • barbaric
  • barbarous
  • boorish
  • brutal
  • coarse
  • cruel
  • inhuman
  • lowbrow
  • merciless
  • philistine
  • primitive
  • rough
  • rude
  • uncivil
  • uncivilized
  • uncouth
  • uncultivated
  • uncultured
  • unsophisticated
  • untamed
  • vicious
  • vulgar
  • wild
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