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
A forced return like the one reported in Cameroon emblemizes the most extreme and unforgiving reaction to those searching for safe haven.
Most became cattle ranchers, the only logical choice in this unforgiving region.
From a physical standpoint, what happens to this passenger is immediate and unforgiving.
Making movies like no one else currently working today, the filmmaker turns The Bad Batch into a hypnotic portrait of disparate pariahs finding love and kinship out on the unforgiving fringe.
Few critics were as outspoken and unforgiving of this change—and any other stylistic evolution that hit the hip-hop world—as Prodigy.
Especially at the US Open, where misses are so unforgiving.
The Flint Hills show is a marriage of cowboy campfire songs and flourishing orchestral movements in an unforgiving landscape.
Throughout the summer, the Texas heat is unrelenting and unforgiving, giving residents plenty to complain about.
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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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