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synonyms for unmerciful

  • merciless
  • bestial
  • bloodthirsty
  • brutal
  • coldhearted
  • hard
  • heartless
  • hurtful
  • implacable
  • inhumane
  • monstrous
  • pitiless
  • relentless
  • remorseless
  • ruthless
  • tyrannous
  • uncaring
  • unfeeling
  • unpitying
  • unrelenting
  • unsparing
  • vengeful
  • vindictive
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antonyms for unmerciful

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  • generous
  • kind
  • merciful
  • nice
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How to use unmerciful in a sentence

His master may be a man of some conscientious scruples; ours may be unmerciful.
THE CONDITION, ELEVATION, EMIGRATION, AND DESTINY OF THE COLORED PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATESMARTIN R. DELANY
Chaucer refers us to Aleyn's description on account of its unmerciful length; it was hopeless to attempt even an epitome of it.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
One characteristic mark of a heathen is, that he is "without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful."
FOX'S BOOK OF MARTYRSJOHN FOXE
No sooner had the hated word been uttered, than his companions assailed him in a most unmerciful manner.
THE MYSTERIES OF ALL NATIONSJAMES GRANT
His denial was unavailing, and by the enraged teacher he was beaten in a most unjust and unmerciful manner.
CHAMBERS'S JOURNAL OF POPULAR LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AND ARTVARIOUS
Opulence generally makes men tyrannical, and great success in business makes them unmerciful.
HISTORY OF THE NEGRO RACE IN AMERICA FROM 1619 TO 1880. VOL 1GEORGE W. WILLIAMS
On the margin of the second design the artist (in a humorous mood) has limned an unmerciful caricature of the whole incident.
DICKENS AND HIS ILLUSTRATORSFREDERIC G. KITTON
The people fled into the forests on the hills, and were an easy prey to the marauders, who seem to have been unmerciful.
THE LAST JOURNALS OF DAVID LIVINGSTONE, IN CENTRAL AFRICA, FROM 1865 TO HIS DEATH, VOLUME I (OF 2), 1866-1868DAVID LIVINGSTONE
"Now, don't ask me—I can't—it wouldn't be wise if I could," cried Tom, giving his hair an unmerciful combing with his fingers.
A NOBLE WOMANANN S. STEPHENS
Tom's face lengthened for an instant, he gave his hair another unmerciful combing with his fingers.
A NOBLE WOMANANN S. STEPHENS
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WORDS RELATED TO UNMERCIFUL

  • barbarous
  • bloodthirsty
  • callous
  • ferocious
  • gruff
  • hard
  • harsh
  • heartless
  • impolite
  • inhuman
  • insensitive
  • merciless
  • pitiless
  • remorseless
  • rough
  • rude
  • ruthless
  • savage
  • severe
  • uncivil
  • uncivilized
  • unfeeling
  • unmannerly
  • unmerciful
  • vicious
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