Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Unmerciful; severe.
  • adjective Generous or unstinting.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not sparing; liberal; profuse; abundant: as, the unsparing use of money.
  • Not merciful; unmerciful: as, unsparing publicity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not sparing; not parsimonious; liberal; profuse.
  • adjective rare Not merciful or forgiving.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Without sparing

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

  • adjective not forbearing; ruthless
  • adjective very generous

Etymologies

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un- + sparing

Examples

  • DiCaprio, who has long been fascinated by Viking culture, will play one in a storyline that will be as "unsparing" as Gibson's other period directing efforts: Braveheart, Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto.

    Leonardo DiCaprio Starring in Mel Gibson's New Viking Epic « FirstShowing.net

  • The South's President Lee Myung-bak, during a visit to front-line troops Thursday, said that South Korea must make "unsparing" retaliation if it suffers another surprise attack.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The South's President Lee Myung-bak, during a visit to front-line troops Thursday, said that South Korea must make "unsparing" retaliation if it suffers another surprise attack.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The South's President Lee Myung-bak, during a visit to front-line troops Thursday, said that South Korea must make "unsparing" retaliation if it suffers another surprise attack.

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • The South's President Lee Myung-bak, during a visit to front-line troops Thursday, said that South Korea must make "unsparing" retaliation if it suffers another surprise attack.

    FOXNews.com

  • The South's President Lee Myung-bak, during a visit to front-line troops Thursday, said that South Korea must make "unsparing" retaliation if it suffers another surprise attack.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • The South's President Lee Myung-bak, during a visit to front-line troops Thursday, said that South Korea must make "unsparing" retaliation if it suffers another surprise attack.

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • The South's President Lee Myung-bak, during a visit to front-line troops Thursday, said that South Korea must make "unsparing" retaliation if it suffers another surprise attack.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The South's President Lee Myung-bak, during a visit to front-line troops Thursday, said that South Korea must make "unsparing" retaliation if it suffers another surprise attack.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • The South's President Lee Myung-bak, during a visit to front-line troops Thursday, said that South Korea must make "unsparing" retaliation if it suffers another surprise attack.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

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