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Synonyms for ruthless
ˈruθ lɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pitiless, remorseless, ruthless, unpitying(adj)

    without mercy or pity

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

    Synonyms:
    unpitying, remorseless, pitiless, unkind

    Antonyms:
    merciful

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ruthless

    Synonyms:
    unpitying, unrelenting, truculent, unsparing

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ruthless(a.)

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

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  1. ruthless(a)

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

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#2028wild
#9271brutal
#9792savage
#11289cruel
#15992vicious
#21679reckless
#24248relentless
#26085ruthless
#40826unscrupulous
#42154heartless
#48929merciless
#49169unrelenting
#53842callous
#60472unforgiving
#60499unkind
#73839inexorable
#89199implacable
#103416pitiless
#151356remorseless
#185955unsparing
#205995truculent
#222327unmerciful

How to use ruthless in a sentence?

  1. Charles Armstrong:

    We want to make sure we know who's in control of them. kim Jong Un has shown a ruthless side that we haven't seen since his grandfather consolidated power back in the 50s and 60s -- going after rivals and potential rivals and having them executed.

  2. 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.

  3. Marco Rubio:

    He is reckless, he's ruthless, he has a penchant for escalation, for taking high risks, confrontational in his foreign policy approach and I think increasingly willing to test the limits of what he can get away with the United States.

  4. Al Sharpton:

    I thought my coming might give a sense of unity in the city ; that we can disagree on cases and on policies but that we are united that the senseless and ruthless killing of officers like your son must be denounced, it is clear though after reading several articles that some union leaders and some others want to turn Al Sharpton and Al Sharpton pastor’s noble efforts into some kind of confrontation or sideshow.

  5. Amr Gaber:

    Retaliation is a common fear tactic and one that I saw frequently when I was organizing fast food and retail workers. This tells me that behind the mask of playfulness and positivity, Google is just another ruthless business.


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