- to be frugal; get along on a scanty allowance: Don't stint on the food. They stinted for years in order to save money.
- Archaic. to cease action; desist.
- to limit to a certain amount, number, share, or allowance, often unduly; set limits to; restrict.
- Archaic. to bring to an end; check.
- a period of time spent doing something: a two-year stint in the army.
- an allotted amount or piece of work: to do one's daily stint.
- limitation or restriction, especially as to amount: to give without stint.
- a limited, prescribed, or expected quantity, share, rate, etc.: to exceed one's stint.
- Obsolete. a pause; halt.
Origin of stint1
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Examples from the Web for unstinted
She and he had toiled side by side like real partners; her efforts had been real and unstinted.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
He will give as freely and with as unstinted self-sacrifice as they.In Our First Year of the War
His fear of this catastrophe was being expressed in unstinted terms.Ruth Fielding Down East
Alice B. Emerson
There were signs everywhere of capacity, and unstinted expenditure of money.The Heart of Unaga
But in this free, sylvan life there was the grace of an unstinted hospitality.Stories Of Ohio
William Dean Howells
- to be frugal or miserly towards (someone) with (something)
- archaic to stop or check (something)
- an allotted or fixed amount of work
- a limitation or check
- obsolete a pause or stoppage
- any of various small sandpipers of the chiefly northern genus Calidris (or Erolia), such as C. minuta (little stint)
Word Origin and History for unstinted
"to limit, restrain, to be sparing or frugal," Old English styntan "to blunt, make dull," from Proto-Germanic *stuntijanan (cf. Old Norse stuttr "short, scant," Middle High German stunz "blunt, short," German stutzen "to cut short, curtail, stop, hesitate"), from PIE root *(s)teu- "to beat, strike, push, thrust" (see steep (adj.)). Related: Stinted; stinting. The noun is attested from c.1300.