Definition of unforgiving in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənfərˈɡiviNG/


1Not willing to forgive or excuse people’s faults or wrongdoings: he was always a proud and unforgiving man
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  • With its unforgiving machine memory, the Internet might turn out to be the unlikely conscience of the world.
  • In response the lord takes back his forgiveness and orders the unforgiving slave tortured.
  • But when it comes down to matters of life and death there is something very unnerving about unforgiving anger, even when it is justified.
1.1(Of conditions) harsh; hostile: the moor can be a wild and unforgiving place in bad weather
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  • It is a harsh unforgiving place of black volcanic rock, stunted trees and pounding waves.
  • Afghanistan has some of the harshest, most unforgiving terrain in the world.
  • But the markets are cruel and unforgiving places and Milne can see the benefits of a listing as much as understanding the downside risks.



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  • The eyes of the viewer, however, will be nothing compared with those of the City institutions that will be trained unforgivingly on his and his fellow-Scot's performance in charge of the newly quoted company.
  • They are driving it into our brain unforgivingly.
  • When I was in Rome in the fall, I became more preoccupied than normal by the idea that machines might unforgivingly record and store all memories.


Example sentences
  • He speaks with a tight unforgivingness in his voice.
  • Freedom from unforgivingness means we must break free from the practice of being unable to forgive.
  • The burden of anger, bitterness, and unforgivingness is seen as too high of a mountain to conquer.

Words that rhyme with unforgiving

living, misgiving, thanksgiving
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