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unforgiving

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  • adj.merciless
  • adj.hostile

synonyms for unforgiving

  • cruel
  • heartless
  • relentless
  • ruthless
  • unrelenting
  • pitiless
  • remorseless
  • revengeful
  • uncompassionate
  • unkind
  • unsympathetic
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antonyms for unforgiving

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  • compassionate
  • considerate
  • feeling
  • gentle
  • kind
  • merciful
  • nice
  • sympathetic
  • bright
  • easy
  • forgiving
  • remorseful
  • tolerant
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How to use unforgiving in a sentence

For example, to cite Hoover again, popular memory is especially unforgiving of his handling of the Great Depression.
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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.
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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.
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As you can see, Riddler Pinball is an unforgiving game — the slightest error can tank your chances of victory.
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The prince's habits were dissolute and extravagant; he was an undutiful son, and the king a somewhat unforgiving father.
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Surely John Carvel, with his great, kind heart, would not be unforgiving.
PAUL PATOFFF. MARION CRAWFORD
He knew something of the Chinese, something of their uncanny patience, something of their unforgiving nature.
THE DAFFODIL MYSTERYEDGAR WALLACE
If I don't go up-stairs I shall be late, and then her Grace will look at me with unforgiving eyes.
THE PRIME MINISTERANTHONY TROLLOPE
Can you expect pardon of God, while living in the indulgence of an unforgiving spirit towards your fellow-creatures?
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WORDS RELATED TO UNFORGIVING

  • grim
  • inexorable
  • inflexible
  • intractable
  • ironfisted
  • mortal
  • pitiless
  • rancorous
  • relentless
  • remorseless
  • ruthless
  • unappeasable
  • unbending
  • uncompromising
  • unflinching
  • unforgiving
  • unrelenting
  • unyielding
  • vindictive
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.