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Synonyms for ruthless
ˈruθ lɪsruth·less

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  1. ruthless

    Synonyms:
    unpitying, unrelenting, truculent, unsparing

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

Princeton's WordNet4.5 / 2 votes

  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 Synonymes3.0 / 1 vote

  1. ruthlessadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. ruthlessadjective

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

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#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. Cherokee County:

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

  2. Jonathan Greenblatt:

    Well, Whoopi, there’s no question that the Holocaust was about race. That’s how the Nazis saw it as they perpetrated the systematic annihilation of the Jewish people across continents, across countries with deliberate and ruthless cruelty, you see, Hitler’s ideology, the Third Reich, was predicated on the idea that the Aryans, the Germans, were a ‘master race,’ and the Jews were a subhuman race. It was racialized antisemitism.

  3. 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.

  4. Charles Armstrong:

    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.

  5. Tim Kaine:

    A cruder imitation of Donald Trump who stokes white supremacy and brags about being' ruthless and vicious,' Corey Stewart would be an embarrassment for Virginia in the Republican Senate.


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