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Synonyms for unforgiving
ˌʌn fərˈgɪv ɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unforgiving(adj)

    unwilling or unable to forgive or show mercy

    "a surly unforgiving old woman"

    Synonyms:
    relentless, inexorable, stern, unrelenting, grim, unappeasable

    Antonyms:
    tolerant, forgiving, kind, placable, unvindictive

  2. grim, inexorable, relentless, stern, unappeasable, unforgiving, unrelenting(adj)

    not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty

    "grim determination"; "grim necessity"; "Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty"; "relentless persecution"; "the stern demands of parenthood"

    Synonyms:
    down(p), dispirited, downcast, intransigent, brutal, exacting, severe, forbidding, persistent, austere, dismal, dark, sick, disconsolate, black, grisly, low, unrelenting, down in the mouth, stern, blue, unappeasable, gruesome, macabre, downhearted, grim, mordant, stark, dour, adamantine, strict, relentless, sorry, gloomy, drab, ghastly, depressed, dingy, inexorable, dreary, drear, low-spirited, adamant

    Antonyms:
    kind, tolerant, unvindictive, forgiving, placable

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unforgiving

    Synonyms:
    implacable, vindictive, relentless

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unforgiving(a)

    Synonyms:
    implacable, irremissive, relentless

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How to use unforgiving in a sentence?

  1. Rudyard Kipling:

    If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run— Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And—you'll be a Man, my son!

  2. Melissa George:

    The one thing I certainly did n’t know was that nearly five years later, a clearly traumatized Melissa George would plead publicly to Australia for help after a very troubling incident of domestic violence in her French home and those words of hers would still be used against her by so many. Is Australia really so unforgiving that those flippant and somewhat ridiculous remarks will be held against her for years ? I just wanted to say sorry, Melissa George, you don’t deserve it.

  3. Danielle Nickerson:

    Words cannot explain how proud of you I am, no matter what the outcome is I will always be in your cornerthis sport is the most unforgiving and brutal.

  4. Robert Redford:

    Leaders on both sides lack the fundamental courage to cross political aisles on behalf of what is good for the American people, were at a point in time where I reluctantly believe that we have much to lose -- it is a critical and unforgiving moment.

  5. Rudyard Kipling:

    Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run.


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