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.
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- 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
To say that some Mexican beds are "unforgiving" is downright kindly.
This hidden civilization, beautiful and unforgiving, is dominated by a sinister, vicious race called the Styx, who have presided over generations of enslaved colonists.
In the end it is a mysterious mix of unpredictable weather and bad luck and strange chemistry: a mismatched bunch of people who found themselves stuck with one another in unforgiving terrain.
We began with me on my back, my head pressed against the thin unforgiving pillow.
(but not to worry, one who was especially unforgiving is no longer with UM Law, and the other is just an adjunct prof who teaches 1 course maybe 2.)
If the marathon can be described as unforgiving, then holding such an event in one of the world's most polluted cities can be summed up as criminal.
The Blues face what Hughton describes as an "unforgiving" programme of fixtures in the run up to Christmas that may damage their hopes of a quick return to the Premier League.
She works with metal and wood, "hard, lofty boys 'material", which she describes as "unforgiving" and also with clay which is "relaxing and yielding" – more feminine and spontaneous.
As a result he made a lot of mistakes -- he became this kind of unforgiving, obdurrate character.
Mexico can be an "unforgiving" home if one has expectations of HOW things should work.