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unsparing

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adjective un·spar·ing \-ˈsper-iŋ\

Simple Definition of unsparing

  • : very harsh or severe

Full Definition of unsparing

  1. 1 :  not merciful or forbearing :  hard, ruthless <an unsparing satire> <an unsparing critic>

  2. 2 :  not frugal :  liberal, profuse <unsparing generosity>

un·spar·ing·ly play \-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>



Circa 1586

First Known Use of unsparing

circa 1586


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