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cutthroat

adjective

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not guided by or showing a concern for what is right
  • cutthroat business practices intended to drive competitors out of business

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cutthroat

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Synonyms of cutthroat (Entry 2 of 2)

a person who kills another person
  • while traveling the ancient Silk Road, traders were constant prey to cutthroats and thieves

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“Cutthroat.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cutthroat. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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