- 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 unstinting
First, and most simply, the founding fathers were unstinting in their belief that the nascent republic had to pay its debts.10 Great Reads on the Debt Deal
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Creasy and many other historians are unstinting in praise of Mahmoud.The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay
His generosity and kindliness toward his fellow-men was unstinting, but he was withal full to the brim of eccentricity.Cornwall
G. E. Mitton
Those who brought the richest gifts considered them a poor return for her own unstinting helpfulness.A Pioneer Mother
The Nation owes them its unstinting support while the battle continues--and its enduring gratitude when their service is done.
Mr. Kitchell grumbled at first, but when he learned my mission he, too, was jubilant and unstinting in his praise.The Yazoo Mystery
- not frugal or miserly; generoushard work and unstinting support
- 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 unstinting
"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.