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Synonyms for unforgiving
ˌʌn fərˈgɪv ɪŋun·for·giv·ing

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  1. unforgiving

    Synonyms:
    implacable, vindictive, relentless

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unforgivingadjective

    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, unrelentingadjective

    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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unforgivingadjective

    Synonyms:
    implacable, irremissive, relentless

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How to use unforgiving in a sentence?

  1. Kjell Lindgren:

    It's certainly no fun to see several of the cargo vehicles undergo mishaps, it underscores the difficulty of this industry and ... how unforgiving the space environment is.

  2. Coast Guard:

    The seas of Antarctica are treacherous and unforgiving, this incident is a sobering reminder of the importance of the U.S. icebreaker fleet as we see increased human activity in the polar regions.

  3. Jeff Williams:

    I have no concerns. The business we are in is a hard business. It’s an unforgiving business. Everyone has experienced problems from time to time.

  4. Megan Fox:

    As an actor, it's just very unforgiving because you can't be on camera once you're past a certain stage of pregnancy, also, once you have the baby it’s like 'Okay, well you're going to have to leave to nurse every two hours and that costs us money and now we're dealing with insurance.' It becomes this big thing.

  5. Mark Milley:

    This is tough stuff, war is hard. It's vicious, it's brutal, it's unforgiving. And yes, we all have pain and anger, and when we see what has unfolded over the last 20 years and over the last 20 days, that creates pain and anger.

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