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[stint] /stɪnt/
verb (used without object)
1.
to be frugal; get along on a scanty allowance:
Don't stint on the food. They stinted for years in order to save money.
2.
Archaic. to cease action; desist.
verb (used with object)
3.
to limit to a certain amount, number, share, or allowance, often unduly; set limits to; restrict.
4.
Archaic. to bring to an end; check.
noun
5.
a period of time spent doing something:
a two-year stint in the army.
6.
an allotted amount or piece of work:
to do one's daily stint.
7.
limitation or restriction, especially as to amount:
to give without stint.
8.
a limited, prescribed, or expected quantity, share, rate, etc.:
to exceed one's stint.
9.
Obsolete. a pause; halt.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; (v.) Middle English stinten, Old English styntan to make blunt, dull; (noun) Middle English, derivative of the v.; cognate with Old Norse stytta to shorten; cf. stunt1
Related forms
stintedly, adverb
stintedness, noun
stinter, noun
stintingly, adverb
stintless, adjective
unstinted, adjective
unstinting, adjective
unstintingly, adverb
Synonyms
3. confine, restrain. 7. restraint, constraint. 8. allotment, portion.
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Examples for unstinting
  • He always has a message to deliver, and he does so with unstinting enthusiasm.
  • In the spirit of the season, your unstinting puzzle makers have put together an array of gifts.
  • They don't deserve the unstinting praise and the undying devotion if they're not willing to come clean.
  • Science has been unstinting over the ages in its efforts to complete our intellectual picture of the universe.
  • The unstinting provision of liquidity by the central bank is crucial for arresting a financial panic.
  • Ferber, whose unstinting efforts have guided us throughout our work.
  • Without the unstinting efforts of all these people, this project never would have seen the light of day.
  • unstinting and largely preemptive efforts over two decades had finally paid off.
British Dictionary definitions for unstinting

unstinting

/ʌnˈstɪntɪŋ/
adjective
1.
not frugal or miserly; generous hard work and unstinting support

stint1

/stɪnt/
verb
1.
to be frugal or miserly towards (someone) with (something)
2.
(archaic) to stop or check (something)
noun
3.
an allotted or fixed amount of work
4.
a limitation or check
5.
(obsolete) a pause or stoppage
Derived Forms
stinter, noun
Word Origin
Old English styntan to blunt; related to Old Norse stytta to cut short; see stunt1

stint2

/stɪnt/
noun
1.
any of various small sandpipers of the chiefly northern genus Calidris (or Erolia), such as C. minuta (little stint)
Word Origin
Old English; related to Middle High German stinz small salmon, Swedish dialect stinta teenager; see stunt1
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Word Origin and History for unstinting
stint
"to limit, restrain, to be sparing or frugal," O.E. styntan "to blunt, make dull," from P.Gmc. *stuntijanan (cf. O.N. stuttr "short, scant," M.H.G. stunz "blunt, short," Ger. stutzen "to cut short, curtail, stop, hesitate"), from PIE base *(s)teu- "to beat, strike, push, thrust" (see steep (adj.)). The noun is attested from c.1300.
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