unsparing

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adjective un·spar·ing \ˌən-ˈsper-iŋ\

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

unsparingly

play \ˌən-ˈsper-iŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of unsparing in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of unsparing

circa 1586


UNSPARING Defined for English Language Learners

unsparing

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Definition of unsparing for English Language Learners

  • : very harsh or severe



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