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cutthroat

cut·throat

cutthroat

pronunciation:
kuht throt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a bloodthirsty, merciless, or cruel person, esp. a murderer.
similar words:
butcher
definition 2: someone without scruples, esp. in business dealings.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: bloodthirsty, merciless, or cruel.
cutthroat mercenaries
similar words:
bloodthirsty, ruthless
definition 2: unscrupulous.
a cutthroat politician
definition 3: marked by unscrupulous behavior.
cutthroat competition in the bond market