- 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 unstintingly
While the royal girlfriends have remained constant, the princes are also unstintingly loyal to their favorite nightspots.Where the Princes Party
July 8, 2010
This Manicheanism leads neocons to unstintingly back Israel over its Arab and Iranian adversaries.How the Surge Hurts Israel
December 6, 2009
I cannot formulate the things you do, though my friends praise me unstintingly.Cupology
Unstintingly he permitted the use of his discoveries, and was happy when he could benefit the public by his newly found treasures.History of the Jews, Vol. V (of 6)
He was gratified when they unstintingly praised his personal appearance, although it was only what he had expected.Tommy Tregennis
Mary Elizabeth Phillips
Mr. McGowan was unstintingly obeying the command when a loud knock jarred the side door.Captain Pott's Minister
Francis L. Cooper
The contention so far had been that with the surfeit, coal would be so cheap that even the poorest could burn it unstintingly.The Secret of the League
- 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 unstintingly
"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.