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unsparing

[uhn-spair-ing] /ʌnˈspɛər ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
not sparing; liberal or profuse; excessive.
2.
unmerciful; harsh; severe.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; un-1 + sparing
Related forms
unsparingly, adverb
unsparingness, noun
Synonyms
1. generous, lavish, bountiful. 2. merciless, unrelenting, relentless.
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British Dictionary definitions for unsparingness

unsparing

/ʌnˈspɛərɪŋ/
adjective
1.
not sparing or frugal; lavish; profuse
2.
showing harshness or severity; unmerciful
Derived Forms
unsparingly, adverb
unsparingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unsparingness

unsparing

adj.

"showing no mercy," 1580s, from un- (1) "not" + sparing (see spare (v.)). Related: Unsparingly.

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