adjective un·spar·ing \-ˈsper-iŋ\

: very harsh or severe

Full Definition of UNSPARING

:  not merciful or forbearing :  hard, ruthless <an unsparing satire> <an unsparing critic>
:  not frugal :  liberal, profuse <unsparing generosity>
un·spar·ing·ly \-iŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of UNSPARING

  1. <neighbors were unsparing in their charity when a local family was rendered homeless by a fire>
  2. <unsparing in his criticism of the welfare state>

First Known Use of UNSPARING

circa 1586


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