- not sparing; liberal or profuse; excessive.
- unmerciful; harsh; severe.
Origin of unsparing
SynonymsSee more synonyms for unsparing on Thesaurus.com
1. generous, lavish, bountiful. 2. merciless, unrelenting, relentless.
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Examples from the Web for unsparing
Always spare, often forceful, Ryan Adams alternates tough pop songs with tender, unsparing ballads.‘Ryan Adams’ Is No Domestic Bliss Album
September 12, 2014
The report of his anguish at that absence is unsparing, and brutally convincing.‘One Relishes the Pain’: Julian Barnes’ Memoir of Grief
September 25, 2013
A year ago, 31 congressional Republicans sent a letter to President Obama demanding a tough, unsparing investigation.Stop Calling Obama Aloof!
May 20, 2013
Acclaimed documentarian Werner Herzog takes an unsparing look at the death penalty in his new film, 'Into the Abyss.'Werner Herzog’s 'Into the Abyss' Explores the Death Penalty
November 20, 2011
He comes off as remarkably self-reflective and unsparing of his flaws—not just for a public figure, but for anybody.Spitzer's Tale of Redemption
April 25, 2010
Her unsparing tirade had provoked an outburst of laughter, but not from Robbie.The Shadow of a Crime
Very soon he was sleeping, snoring on the G string with unsparing pressure.The Duke Of Chimney Butte
G. W. Ogden
Slaves, as well as slaveholders, use it with an unsparing hand.My Bondage and My Freedom
But he was as indolent of mind as he was unsparing of his body.O Pioneers!
Only to one class of patient was he merciless and unsparing.The Dop Doctor
Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
- not sparing or frugal; lavish; profuse
- showing harshness or severity; unmerciful
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Word Origin and History for unsparing
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