Definition of unforgiving
- an unforgiving environment where false moves can prove fatal
- —Jaclyn Fierman
They are unforgiving of the smallest mistake.
the unforgiving world of politics
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: not willing to forgive other people
: very harsh or difficult : not allowing weakness, error, etc.
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