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synonyms for ruthlessness

  • atrocity
  • barbarism
  • brutality
  • callousness
  • cruelty
  • savagery
  • viciousness
  • bloodthirstiness
  • ferocity
  • heartlessness
  • maliciousness
  • violence
  • brutishness
  • cold-bloodedness
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antonyms for ruthlessness

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  • kindness
  • niceness
  • good behavior
  • right
  • kindness
  • pleasantness
  • pleasantry
  • happiness
  • joy
  • delight
  • virtue
  • goodness
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How to use ruthlessness in a sentence

Even those who admitted the wisdom and glory of his rule shrank from its terrible ruthlessness.
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLE, VOLUME VIII (OF 8)JOHN RICHARD GREEN
The atrocities of the soldiers and the yeomanry were avenged with a fiendish ruthlessness.
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLE, VOLUME VIII (OF 8)JOHN RICHARD GREEN
The instalment of constitutional government granted was shorn of its grace by the antecedent display of ruthlessness.
MR. PUNCH'S HISTORY OF MODERN ENGLAND VOL. IV OF IV.CHARLES L. GRAVES
Janet was shocked by the ruthlessness of it, for Lise appeared relieved, almost gay.
THE DWELLING PLACE OF LIGHT, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL
They lined their pockets well, plundering those in their power with the ruthlessness characteristic of the Oriental character.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
It is more subtle in its operation but of the same order of ruthlessness as the ravages of a carnivore.
MAKERS OF BRITISH BOTANY; A COLLECTION OF BIOGRAPHIES BY LIVING BOTANISTSVARIOUS
It had been devastated with all the ruthlessness of an Asiatic conqueror.
THE PACIFICATION OF BURMASIR CHARLES HAUKES TODD CROSTHWAITE
He had looked on with cool ruthlessness while grey-haired nobles were hurried to the block.
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLE, VOLUME III (OF 8)JOHN RICHARD GREEN
Wallie felt no qualms of guilt or conscience at the cold-blooded ruthlessness of his plans.
THE LONE RANGER RIDESFRAN STRIKER
He commits his crime with the ruthlessness of a beast, his own nature being wholly untamed.
THE PUZZLE OF DICKENS'S LAST PLOTANDREW LANG
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO RUTHLESSNESS

  • abominations
  • barbarities
  • brutality
  • crimes
  • enormities
  • evils
  • horrors
  • infamy
  • inhumanities
  • iniquities
  • monstrosities
  • offenses
  • outrages
  • ruthlessness
  • savageries
  • viciousness
  • wrongs
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