What is the opposite of merciful?

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Adjective
Opposite of showing or exercising mercy
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Opposite of fortunate or happy
Adjective
Opposite of kind or lenient, often to excess
“His parents were strict disciplinarians who often had unrealistic expectations.”
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by patience and indulgence
Adjective
Opposite of kind in behavior or actions
“The dictator was known to be miserly and selfish in nature.”
Adjective
Opposite of accommodating or permissive in nature
“No surprise then that writers so often prove such a stubborn, contrary lot.”
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