Definition of unforgiving
1 : unwilling or unable to forgive
2 : having or making no allowance for error or weakness an unforgiving environment where false moves can prove fatal — Jaclyn Fierman
Examples of unforgiving in a Sentence
They are unforgiving of the smallest mistake.
the unforgiving world of politics
Recent Examples of unforgiving from the Web
The best of the best at the Scripps National Spelling Bee have begun the unforgiving final day of the competition.
But the high-risk expedition has sparked heated debate in the mountaineering community about the morality of risking more lives to retrieve bodies from one of the most unforgiving places on Earth.
NASCAR fans, much like some race tracks, can be unforgiving.
Super Hexagon is decidedly unforgiving in a very old-school manner.
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First Known Use of unforgiving
UNFORGIVING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unforgiving for English Language Learners
: not willing to forgive other people
: very harsh or difficult : not allowing weakness, error, etc.
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