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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Gary Boggs:

    Never seen a fatality, and I've been out here a number of years, never seen anything like this, it's always sad to see a fatality. Aviation is really very safe, but it is unforgiving of mistakes.

  4. Beau Biden:

    [They are] real, and members of both parties have recognized [them] in him for a long time, hes a very decent guy, a nice guy,hes not an unforgiving guy and the strength that he showed recovering from the tragedies hes had in his life is a meaningful quality.

  5. Darren Palmer:

    The customer will be unforgiving of quality issues.


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