(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. impenitent, hardened, callous, obdurate; hard, cold, ruthless. See impenitence.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Lacking remorse as a quality of character]
Syn. shameless, hardened, obdurate, pitiless, merciless, harsh, cruel, barbarous, inhuman, unfeeling, indurate, tyrannical, hard-hearted, impenitent, unregenerate, uncontrite, unrepenting, ruthless, fierce, savage, unChristian, hard, intolerant, insensitive, greedy, avaricious, bloody, murderous, sanguinary.
Ant. sorry*, remorseful, apologetic.
2. [Relentless]
Syn. implacable, inexorable, unrelenting, unyielding, unforgiving, vindictive, avenging, stern, harsh, exacting, bitter, hard-bitten, sour, grim, adamant, inflexible, perverse, intractable, strict, rigorous, tough, forbidding, crazed; see also severe 1 , 2 .
Ant. yielding, forgiving, indulgent.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Having or showing no mercy: merciless, pitiless, unmerciful. See KIND. 2. Firmly, often unreasonably immovable in purpose or will: adamant, adamantine, brassbound, die-hard, grim, implacable, incompliant, inexorable, inflexible, intransigent, iron, obdurate, relentless, rigid, stubborn, unbendable, unbending, uncompliant, uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding. Idiom: stubborn as a mule (or ox). See RESIST. 3. Devoid of remorse: impenitent, unrepentant. See REGRET.

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