unsparing


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un·spar·ing

 (ŭn-spâr′ĭng)
adj.
1. Unmerciful; severe: an unsparing superior officer; unsparing criticism.
2. Generous or unstinting: unsparing in his efforts to find a solution.

un·spar′ing·ly adv.
un·spar′ing·ness n.

unsparing

(ʌnˈspɛərɪŋ)
adj
1. not sparing or frugal; lavish; profuse
2. showing harshness or severity; unmerciful
unˈsparingly adv
unˈsparingness n

un•spar•ing

(ʌnˈspɛər ɪŋ)

adj.
1. not sparing; liberal or profuse.
2. severe.
[1580–90]
un•spar′ing•ly, adv.
un•spar′ing•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unsparing - very generousunsparing - very generous; "distributed gifts with a lavish hand"; "the critics were lavish in their praise"; "a munificent gift"; "his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent"; "prodigal praise"; "unsparing generosity"; "his unstinted devotion"; "called for unstinting aid to Britain"
generous - willing to give and share unstintingly; "a generous donation"
2.unsparing - not forbearingunsparing - not forbearing; ruthless; "an unsparing critic"
inclement - used of persons or behavior; showing no clemency or mercy; "the harsh sentence of an inclement judge"

unsparing

unsparing

adjective
Characterized by bounteous giving:
Translations

unsparing

[ʌnˈspɛərɪŋ] ADJ (= generous) → pródigo, generoso; (= untiring) → incansable; (= unmerciful) → despiadado
to be unsparing in one's praiseno escatimar las alabanzas
to be unsparing in one's efforts to + INFINno regatear esfuerzo por + infin

unsparing

adj
(= lavish)großzügig, verschwenderisch, nicht kleinlich; to be unsparing with somethingmit etw nicht geizen; to be unsparing in one’s effortskeine Kosten und Mühen scheuen
(= unmerciful) criticismschonungslos; the report was unsparing in its criticismder Bericht übte schonungslos Kritik

unsparing

[ʌnˈspɛərɪŋ] adj (generous) to be unsparing of or innon risparmiare; (criticism) → spietato/a
References in classic literature ?
With the example of her mother's weakness before her eyes, she had become an unsparing and distrustful critic, with the sole effect of awakening his distrust and withdrawing his confidence from her.
If any part of the dinner was a failure, there were fifty indisputably good reasons for it; and it was the fault undeniably of fifty other people, whom Dinah berated with unsparing zeal.
It did not appear that evening that she succeeded; but as he was rising to take his leave she passed suddenly, as she was very apt to do, from the tone of unsparing persiflage to that of almost tremulous sympathy.
He would force her through the mill of family life; he would place her in a light unsparing and revealing.
The unsparing light revealed more ugliness than Katharine had seen in one room for a very long time.
Shaw and Polly in the park; Maud being borne away by Katy; and all the school-girls turned into ridicule with an unsparing hand.
Existing democracy, therefore, he attacked with unsparing irony, but he did not condemn its principle.
Long may he dispense such treasures with unsparing hand; and long may they remember him as worthily!
Agitation and anxiety of mind scatter wrinkles and grey hairs with no unsparing hand; but deeper traces follow on the silent uprooting of old habits, and severing of dear, familiar ties.
Her rich black hair was all about her face, her face was flushed and hot, and as she sobbed and raged, she plucked at her lips with an unsparing hand.
Payne's films have been critically praised but little-seen, probably because of the unsparing way they portray people.
This book, an unsparing biography of groundbreaking TV anchorwoman Jessica Savitch, who died in 1983, did not shy away from Savitch's intimate relationships with women--or her abortions, cocaine addiction, and marriage to a bisexual gynecologist, none of which made it into the perky Disney biopic starring Michelle Pfeiffer.