Harsh and Merciless


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Harsh adjective – Given to exacting standards of discipline and self-restraint.
Usage example: a harsh judge when it comes to drug users and especially drug dealers

Merciless is a synonym for harsh in grim topic. In some cases you can use "Merciless" instead an adjective "Harsh", when it comes to topics like cruel.
Nearby Words: harshness, harshly
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Merciless adjective – Having or showing a lack of sympathy or tender feelings.
Usage example: she is a merciless competitor at board games of any kind

Harsh is a synonym for merciless in mean topic. You can use "Harsh" instead an adjective "Merciless", if it concerns topics such as grim, cruel, ruthless.
Nearby Words: merciful, mercilessly, mercifully
Synonyms for Merciless

Things that words describes

nature harsh nature merciless nature
place harsh place merciless place
way harsh way merciless way
version harsh version merciless version
Other nouns: satire, deconstruction.

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / Hard West Crapsack World: As befitting the title of the game, life in the west is shown as harsh and merciless with murder, crime and corruption being commonplace alongside supernatural evils.
  • Anime / Osomatsu-san Harsh Word Impact: Todomatsu is absolutely merciless when he tells his brothers that he doesn't want them to come anywhere close into Sutabaa.
  • Kishou Arima spends much of the series an Implacable Man that is impossible to figure out, alternately a merciless killing machine and a distant, harsh mentor.
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