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Synonyms for ruthless
ˈruθ lɪsruth·less

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ruthless

    Synonyms:
    unpitying, unrelenting, truculent, unsparing

    Antonyms:
    tender, regretful, lenient, compassionate, forbearing, long-suffering

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pitiless, remorseless, ruthless, unpityingadjective

    without mercy or pity

    "an act of ruthless ferocity"; "a monster of remorseless cruelty"

    Synonyms:
    unpitying, remorseless, pitiless, unkind

    Antonyms:
    merciful

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ruthlessadjective

    Synonyms:
    merciless, pitiless, cruel, uncompassionate, unpitying, unmerciful, relentless, unrelenting, inexorable, barbarous, fell, savage, ferocious, inhuman, hard-hearted

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ruthlessadjective

    Synonyms:
    pitiless, cruel, truculent, relentless, implacable, fell, hard-hearted

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#205995truculent
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How to use ruthless in a sentence?

  1. Said Josh:

    I don’t even watch the news anymore because I ca n’t imagine what those people are going through at one point Said Josh had the entire U.S. military protecting them, and then they were gone. And then another group of guys, ISIS, came in and just started slaughtering them by the thousands. And there is nowhere to run. I couldn't imagine that. And I sit at home. The war drew down. The war technically ended for conventional warfare which put me and my brother basically out of a job. I'm still able to fight and the opportunity arose … James lit the fire … and I'm going. That’s it. I need to help out. James, 23, is the baby of the bunch, the only member of the family with blue eyes. He also served two tours in Afghanistan as an infantryman and registered for college when he got home. But James said he still had a burning desire to serve, and wanted to gain experience as a combat cameraman. So nearly a year ago, he started planning a trip to Kurdistan in northern Iraq to document the fight. After months of discussions with his brother and father, the mission evolved. They decided they ’d all go together and film what they could, but their new goal was to help defeat some of the most dangerous and ruthless men on the planet.

  2. Henry Kissinger:

    If peace is equated simply with the absence of war, it can become abject pacifism that turns the world over to the most ruthless.

  3. Dorothy Parker:

    I require three things in a man. He must be handsome, ruthless and stupid.

  4. Cherokee County:

    This was a tragic and ruthless killing. It was a senseless killing.

  5. Kingman Brewster, Jr.:

    Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please or inhibited by the risk of displeasure.

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