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

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.7 / 3 votes

  1. unforgiving

    Synonyms:
    implacable, vindictive, relentless

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Words4.0 / 1 vote

  1. unforgivingadjective

    Synonyms:
    implacable, irremissive, relentless

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How to use unforgiving in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Joe Bruno:

    We never thought this would happen to our family, and it did, this virus is really unforgiving and just attacks in really vicious ways.

  3. Chris Magnus:

    As temperatures start to rise in the summer, human smugglers will continue to exploit vulnerable populations and recklessly endanger the lives of migrants for financial gain. The terrain along the Southwest Border is extreme, the summer heat is severe, and the miles of desert that migrants must hike after crossing the border are unforgiving, our message to those who would try and gain illegal entry to the United States remains the same – don’t make the dangerous journey only to be sent back.

  4. 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.

  5. Troy Miller:

    Although CBP does everything it can to locate and rescue individuals who are lost or distressed, the bottom line is this: The terrain along the border is extreme, the summer heat is severe, and the miles of desert migrants must hike after crossing the border in many areas are unforgiving.


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