1. [syn: lavish, munificent, overgenerous, too-generous, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting]
2. not forbearing; ruthless;
- Example: "an unsparing critic"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Unsparing \Un*spar"ing\, a. [Pref. un- not + sparing, p. pr. of
1. Not sparing; not parsimonious; liberal; profuse. --Burke.
2. Not merciful or forgiving. [R.] --Milton.
[1913 Webster] -- Un*spar"ing*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: very generous; "distributed gifts with a lavish hand";
"the critics were lavish in their praise"; "a munificent
gift"; "his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother
a quarter and he thought them munificent"; "prodigal
praise"; "unsparing generosity"; "his unstinted
devotion"; "called for unstinting aid to Britain" [syn:
lavish, munificent, overgenerous, too-generous,
unsparing, unstinted, unstinting]
2: not forbearing; ruthless; "an unsparing critic"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
71 Moby Thesaurus words for "unsparing":
Spartan, Spartanic, ardent, assiduous, astringent, austere,
authoritarian, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, demanding,
diligent, dour, energetic, exacting, exigent, fervent, free,
freehanded, freehearted, generous, giving, gracious, greathearted,
grim, handsome, hard, hardworking, harsh, hospitable, inclement,
indefatigable, industrious, laborious, large, largehearted, lavish,
liberal, magnanimous, meticulous, munificent, never idle, open,
openhanded, openhearted, princely, profuse, relentless, rough,
rugged, sedulous, severe, sleepless, stern, stintless, strenuous,
strict, stringent, tireless, tough, unflagging, ungentle,
ungrudging, unremitting, unselfish, unsleeping, unstinted,
unstinting, unwearied, vehement, zealous