Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Reluctant or refusing to forgive: an unforgiving creditor.
  • adj. Providing little or no opportunity to forestall undesired results or mistakes: an unforgiving computer program.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not forgiving

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not forgiving; not disposed to overlook or pardon offenses; implacable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. unwilling or unable to forgive or show mercy
  • adj. not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty

Etymologies

un- +‎ forgiving (Wiktionary)

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