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adjective as in merciless

adjective as in hostile

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For example, to cite Hoover again, popular memory is especially unforgiving of his handling of the Great Depression.

Finally, the sea is a corrosive, unforgiving environment, and operating these craft for months on end offers a distinct challenge for their batteries, hulls and communication systems.

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Bunch the towel up against the sides to keep the bird from whacking itself against unforgiving cardboard or plastic.

That’s because when you jump, especially on an unforgiving surface such as pavement, the force created when your body lands can be harmful if you don’t have the muscle to deal with it, he says.

As you can see, Riddler Pinball is an unforgiving game — the slightest error can tank your chances of victory.

In any case, Pakistan as a nation has been unforgiving of any slights against Islam.

This week, Trierweiler, 49, matches that public affront with a statement of her own—in 320 unforgiving pages.

After their cliffhanging draw against Ghana, expect the Germans to be clinical—and unforgiving of American errors.

Consequently, he was booed every time he touched the ball by the boorish, and unforgiving, Brazilians in the crowd.

The unforgiving world of Game of Thrones can make even people like Arya become hard.

The prince's habits were dissolute and extravagant; he was an undutiful son, and the king a somewhat unforgiving father.

Surely John Carvel, with his great, kind heart, would not be unforgiving.

He knew something of the Chinese, something of their uncanny patience, something of their unforgiving nature.

If I don't go up-stairs I shall be late, and then her Grace will look at me with unforgiving eyes.

Can you expect pardon of God, while living in the indulgence of an unforgiving spirit towards your fellow-creatures?


On this page you'll find 53 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to unforgiving, such as: cruel, heartless, relentless, ruthless, unrelenting, and pitiless.

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