unsparing

  • 1Unsparing — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2unsparing — index benevolent, charitable (benevolent), close (rigorous), copious, liberal (generous) …

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  • 3unsparing — showing no mercy, 1580s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + sparing (see SPARE (Cf. spare) (v.)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4unsparing — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ merciless; severe. DERIVATIVES unsparingly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5unsparing — [unsper′iŋ] adj. 1. not sparing or stinting; lavish; liberal; profuse 2. not merciful or forgiving; severe unsparingly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 6unsparing — adj. unsparing of (unsparing of praise) * * * [ʌn spe(ə)rɪŋ] unsparing of (unsparing of praise) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 7unsparing — 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 …

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  • 8unsparing — 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&#8230; …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9unsparing — 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

  • 10unsparing — 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. * * * …

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  • 11unsparing — adjective Without sparing …

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  • 12unsparing — Synonyms and related words: Spartan, Spartanic, ardent, assiduous, astringent, austere, authoritarian, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, demanding, diligent, dour, energetic, exacting, exigent, fervent, free, freehanded, freehearted, generous,&#8230; …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13unsparing — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. severe, harsh, unstinting. See severity. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Profuse] Syn. lavish, liberal, plentiful; see generous 1 , 2 . 2. [Severe] Syn. relentless, rigorous, merciless. III (Roget s 3&#8230; …

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  • 14unsparing — adj. pitiless, cruel; generous, not stingy …

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  • 15unsparing — adjective 1》 merciless; severe. 2》 given freely and generously. Derivatives unsparingly adverb unsparingness noun …

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  • 16unsparing — a. 1. Liberal, profuse, lavish, bountiful, generous, ungrudging. 2. Unmerciful, unforgiving, severe, harsh, rigorous, inexorable, relentless, ruthless, uncompromising …

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  • 17unsparing — adj 1. liberal, profuse, lavish, rich, ample, copious, abundant; bountiful, plentiful, luxuriant; extensive, broad, wide, far reaching, wide ranging; wholesale, sweeping, large scale; ungrudging, giving, unstinting, unstinted, open handed;&#8230; …

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  • 18unsparing — un·sparing …

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  • 19unsparing — un•spar•ing [[t]ʌnˈspɛər ɪŋ[/t]] adj. 1) not sparing; liberal or profuse 2) severe • Etymology: 1580–90 un•spar′ing•ly, adv. un•spar′ing•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20unsparing — /ʌnˈspɛərɪŋ / (say un spairring) adjective 1. not sparing; liberal or profuse. 2. unmerciful. –unsparingly, adverb –unsparingness, noun …

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