not sparing; liberal or profuse; excessive.
unmerciful; harsh; severe.
- un·spar·ing·ly, adverb
- un·spar·ing·ness, noun
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How to use unsparing in a sentence
These peculiar characters live in 26 tightly drawn narratives that feature Kawakami’s signature unsparing and clever prose.Here Are the 10 New Books You Should Read in November | Annabel Gutterman | November 1, 2021 | Time
The media, yes, could amplify the name by saying it, but it’s curious to ask the media not to invade your privacy and potentially endanger safety when you have done the same in such unsparing detail in the name of art.‘Dana H.’ Was Kidnapped by a Psychopath. Now Her Ordeal Is a Broadway Play. | Tim Teeman | October 18, 2021 | The Daily Beast
The author is unsparing in detailing her rise in the public health field, sharing her experiences as an immigrant from China, her family receiving food stamps and how she went to college at just 13 years old.
The Father is a polished piece of work but an unsparing one, offering no false assurances.The Father Offers an Unsparing Glimpse into the Trials, and the Mysteries, of Old Age | Stephanie Zacharek | March 26, 2021 | Time
The Government Accountability Office, the nonpartisan auditing agency that works for Congress, was unsparing about the problems with unemployment statistics, as part of a lengthy report that looked at the country’s response to the coronavirus.Unemployment statistics during the pandemic have been inflated by backlogs, according to GAO report | Eli Rosenberg | November 30, 2020 | Washington Post
Always spare, often forceful, Ryan Adams alternates tough pop songs with tender, unsparing ballads.
The report of his anguish at that absence is unsparing, and brutally convincing.‘One Relishes the Pain’: Julian Barnes’ Memoir of Grief | Adam Begley | September 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
A year ago, 31 congressional Republicans sent a letter to President Obama demanding a tough, unsparing investigation.
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 | Ben Crair | November 20, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sabina Rios, the protagonist, makes unsparing observations about a threatening world.
Without this zealous, unsparing, and devoted assistance, we could not have found time to execute the work.English Poor Law Policy | Sidney Webb
He was merciful toward erring women, but was unsparing toward every one who exploited them for gain.Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls | Various
Gentle with others, he was severe with himself, and was unsparing in his acts of mortification and devotion.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle | C. King Eley
Mackenzie took up the Latin grammar, marking off her next lesson, and piling it on with unsparing hand, too.The Flockmaster of Poison Creek | George W. Ogden
He was a stranger, and a man unsparing of his horse, pushing it uphill and down with unaltered speed.The Flockmaster of Poison Creek | George W. Ogden
British Dictionary definitions for unsparing
not sparing or frugal; lavish; profuse
showing harshness or severity; unmerciful
- unsparingly, adverb
- unsparingness, noun
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