merciless implacable, relentless, unrelenting, *grim
Analogous words: pitiless, ruthless, compassionless (see corresponding nouns at SYMPATHY): wanton, uncalled-for, gratuitous (see SUPEREROGATORY): cruel, fell, *fierce: inexorable, obdurate, *inflexible, adamant, adamantine
Antonyms: merciful
Contrasted words: clement, *forbearing, tolerant, lenient, indulgent

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