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Having no pity; merciless.
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  1. Having no pity; merciless.
  2. Having no kindly feelings; unkind
  3. Without pity; unfeeling
Not feeling or showing pity.
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  1. Not feeling or showing pity.
Having no mercy; cruel.
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  1. Having no mercy; cruel.
  2. Showing no mercy; cruel and pitiless
  3. Without mercy; having, feeling, or showing no mercy; pitiless, cruel, implacable, etc.
Having or showing no mercy; cruel; relentless; pitiless
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  1. Having or showing no mercy; cruel; relentless; pitiless
  2. Beyond what is proper or usual; excessive
  3. Exceeding a normal or reasonable limit; excessive:
Having the characteristics of a tiger
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  1. Having the characteristics of a tiger
Of or suggestive of a wild animal; savage:
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  1. Of or suggestive of a wild animal; savage:
  2. Having returned to an untamed state from domestication:
  3. Having returned to a wild condition
Untamed; feral.
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Extremely aggressive or violent:
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  1. Extremely aggressive or violent:
  2. Extremely powerful or destructive:
  3. Extreme in activity or feeling; intense:
Devoid of compassion or feeling; pitiless.
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  1. Devoid of compassion or feeling; pitiless.
  2. Without a heart; specifically, without feeling, emotion, or concern for others; uncaring.
  3. Lacking kindness or feeling; hard and pitiless
Hardened against feeling; hardhearted:
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  1. Hardened against feeling; hardhearted:
  2. Not giving in readily; stubborn; obstinate; inflexible
  3. Not easily moved to pity or sympathy; hardhearted
Lacking feeling or emotion:
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  1. Lacking feeling or emotion:
  2. Having a body temperature that changes according to the temperature of the surroundings. Fish, amphibians, and reptiles are cold-blooded.
  3. Executed without feeling or emotion:
Unyielding; relentless.
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  1. Unyielding; relentless.
  2. Having no pity or compassion; merciless.
  3. Without remorse; pitiless; merciless; ruthless; cruel
Revengeful in spirit; inclined to seek vengeance
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  1. Revengeful in spirit; inclined to seek vengeance
  2. Marked by or resulting from a desire to hurt; spiteful.
  3. Said or done in revenge; characterized by vengeance
Serving to exact vengeance:
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  1. Serving to exact vengeance:
  2. Arising from a desire for vengeance
  3. Vindictive or wanting vengeance.
  1. Vengeful
  2. Vengeful, vindictive. [from 16th c.]
  3. Full of or given to revenge.
(Rare) That cannot be eased, lessened, or allayed
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  1. (Rare) That cannot be eased, lessened, or allayed
  2. Impossible to placate or appease:
Not willing or not able to forgive
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  1. Not willing or not able to forgive
  2. Not allowing for error or shortcomings, especially in being harsh:
  3. Allowing no room for adjustments or for errors or weakness; inflexible, exacting, harsh, etc.
Having a harmful influence:
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  1. Having a harmful influence:
  2. Wishing evil or harm to others; having or showing ill will; malicious
Unfeeling; pitiless; cruel
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  1. Unfeeling; pitiless; cruel
  2. Lacking in feeling or compassion; pitiless and cold.
Lacking in shade; undiminished:
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  1. Lacking in shade; undiminished:
  2. Difficult to understand or impart:
  3. (Chemistry) Resistant to biodegradation:
So intense as to be almost uncontrollable:
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  1. So intense as to be almost uncontrollable:
  2. Having little appeal to the senses or feelings:
  3. Not affectionate or friendly; aloof:
Extremely violent or injurious; cruel:
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  1. Extremely violent or injurious; cruel:
  2. Ruined by defects, flaws, or errors; full of faults
  3. Severe, powerful, or intense; fierce:
Delighting in or feeling pleasure from the pain of others.
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  1. Delighting in or feeling pleasure from the pain of others.
Not domesticated or cultivated; wild:
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  1. Not domesticated or cultivated; wild:
  2. Without civilization; primitive; barbarous
  3. Cruel; pitiless
Like a brute; cruel and unfeeling; savage, violent, ruthless, etc.
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  1. Like a brute; cruel and unfeeling; savage, violent, ruthless, etc.
  2. Plain and direct, although distressing in effect
  3. Disagreeably precise or penetrating:
Causing, or of a kind to cause, pain, distress, etc.
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  1. Causing, or of a kind to cause, pain, distress, etc.
  2. Deliberately seeking to inflict pain and suffering; enjoying others' suffering; without mercy or pity
  3. Disposed to inflict pain or suffering:
  1. (Comparable) Despotic, oppressive or authoritarian.
  2. Characteristic of a tyrant or tyranny; despotic and oppressive:
  3. Harsh, cruel, unjust, oppressive, etc.
Steady and persistent; unremitting:
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  1. Steady and persistent; unremitting:
  2. Not relenting; harsh; pitiless
  3. Unyielding in severity or strictness; unrelenting:
Marked by the use or occurrence of barbarisms in spoken or written language.
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  1. Marked by the use or occurrence of barbarisms in spoken or written language.
  2. Characterized by savagery; very cruel:
  3. Cruel; brutal
Lacking kindness, pity, or compassion; cruel or indifferent:
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  1. Lacking kindness, pity, or compassion; cruel or indifferent:
  2. Of or pertaining to inhumanity and the indifferently cruel, sadistic or barbaric behavior it brings.
  3. Not having the qualities considered normal to or for human beings; unfeeling, heartless, cruel, barbarous, etc.
Having calluses; toughened:
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  1. Having calluses; toughened:
  2. Lacking, or showing a lack of, pity, mercy, etc.; unfeeling
  3. Emotionally hardened; unfeeling:
Dealing with unpleasant subjects; frightful; ghastly
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  1. Dealing with unpleasant subjects; frightful; ghastly
  2. Repellent or horrifying:
  3. Fierce; cruel; savage
Very bad, unpleasant, offensive, inferior, etc.
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  1. Very bad, unpleasant, offensive, inferior, etc.
  2. Very cruel, evil, brutal, etc.
  3. Extremely evil or cruel; monstrous:
(Obsolete) Flaming; blazing.
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  1. (Obsolete) Flaming; blazing.
  2. Glaringly bad; notorious; outrageous
  3. Conspicuously bad, offensive, or reprehensible:
Unpleasant; disagreeable:
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  1. Unpleasant; disagreeable:
  2. Very bad:
  3. Extremely formidable:
Unequivocally detestable; loathsome:
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  1. Unequivocally detestable; loathsome:
  2. Nasty and disgusting; vile; loathsome
  3. Highly unpleasant; disagreeable; very bad
Having no regard for morality.
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  1. Having no regard for morality.
  2. Being well beyond the bounds of good taste:
  3. Extremely unusual or unconventional; extraordinary:
Impossible to stop, alter, or resist; inevitable:
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  1. Impossible to stop, alter, or resist; inevitable:
  2. Not capable of being persuaded by entreaty; relentless:
  3. That cannot be altered, checked, etc.
Having or exhibiting uncompromising determination; unyielding:
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  1. Having or exhibiting uncompromising determination; unyielding:
  2. Not relenting; having no pity; not being or becoming lenient, mild, gentle, or merciful; unyielding; inflexibly rigid; hard; stern; cruel.
  3. Without mercy or compassion
Of or like a fiend; devilish; inhumanly wicked or cruel
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  1. Of or like a fiend; devilish; inhumanly wicked or cruel
  2. Extremely wicked or cruel.
  3. Extremely bad, disagreeable, or difficult:
Characterized by violence or carnage:
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  1. Characterized by violence or carnage:
  2. Eager to cause or see the shedding of blood.
  3. Eager to hurt or kill; murderous; very cruel
Secreting and transmitting venom:
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  1. Secreting and transmitting venom:
  2. Malicious; spiteful:
  3. Full of or containing venom:
  1. Vexing, humiliating
  2. Chafing; very annoying; irritating; vexing
  3. Causing extreme irritation or chagrin; vexing:
Alternative form of dog eat dog.
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  1. Alternative form of dog eat dog.
  2. (Idiomatic) Ruthlessly acquisitive or competitive. Describes a business or other set of circumstances where people try to succeed at the expense of other people.
  3. Characterized by ruthless or savage competition
  1. Not conscionable; unscrupulous and lacking principles or conscience.
  2. Not restrained by conscience; unscrupulous:
  3. Not guided or restrained by conscience; unscrupulous
Not morally approvable; morally bad; not ethical.
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  1. Not morally approvable; morally bad; not ethical.
  2. Not in accordance with the moral standards customarily followed in a business or professional relationship. See also conflict of interest and Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Not in accordance with the moral standards customarily followed in a business or professional relationship. See also conflict of interest and Model Rules of Professional Conduct.
  1. Lacking moral values
  2. Lacking principles or moral scruples; unscrupulous:
Not scrupulous; not restrained by ideas of right and wrong; unprincipled
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  1. Not scrupulous; not restrained by ideas of right and wrong; unprincipled
  2. Without scruples; immoral.
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