Unsparing
Unsparing Un*spar"ing, a. [Pref. un- not + sparing, p. pr. of spare.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not sparing; not parsimonious; liberal; profuse. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

2. Not merciful or forgiving. [R.] --Milton. [1913 Webster] -- {Un*spar"ing*ly}, adv. -- {Un*spar"ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • unsparing — index benevolent, charitable (benevolent), close (rigorous), copious, liberal (generous) …   Law dictionary

  • unsparing — showing no mercy, 1580s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + sparing (see SPARE (Cf. spare) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • unsparing — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ merciless; severe. DERIVATIVES unsparingly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • unsparing — [unsper′iŋ] adj. 1. not sparing or stinting; lavish; liberal; profuse 2. not merciful or forgiving; severe unsparingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • unsparing — adj. unsparing of (unsparing of praise) * * * [ʌn spe(ə)rɪŋ] unsparing of (unsparing of praise) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • unsparing — adjective Date: circa 1586 1. not merciful or forbearing ; hard, ruthless < an unsparing satire > < an unsparing critic > 2. not frugal ; liberal, profuse < unsparing generosity > • unsparingly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unsparing — un|spar|ing [ ʌn sperıŋ ] adjective 1. ) an unsparing account or description does not hide the unpleasant details of something: He gave us an unsparing account of his shameful past. 2. ) used about the cruel behavior of someone who does not care… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unsparing — UK [ʌnˈspeərɪŋ] / US [ʌnˈsperɪŋ] adjective 1) used about the cruel behaviour of someone who does not care if they hurt people 2) an unsparing account or description does not hide the unpleasant details of something He gave us an unsparing account …   English dictionary

  • unsparing — unsparingly, adv. unsparingness, n. /un spair ing/, adj. 1. not sparing; liberal or profuse; excessive. 2. unmerciful; harsh; severe. [1580 90; UN 1 + SPARING] Syn. 1. generous, lavish, bountiful. 2. merciless, unrelenting, relentless. * * * …   Universalium

  • unsparing — adjective Without sparing …   Wiktionary

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