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1. unforgiving

adjective. ['ənfɝˈgɪvɪŋ'] unwilling or unable to forgive or show mercy.

Synonyms

  • vindictive
  • revengeful

Antonyms

  • flexible
  • sporadic
  • mild

Etymology

  • forgiving (English)
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Unforgiving

  • thanksgiving
  • misgiving
  • reliving
  • outliving
  • sieving
  • living

Sentences with unforgiving


1. Adjective
The desert can be a harsh and unforgiving landscape for anyone caught off guard.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
Provide each dog with a thick, soft bed to ward off discomfort from unforgiving concrete floors.

3. Noun, singular or mass
To-do lists can overflow or the weather may grow unforgiving.

Quotes about unforgiving


1. The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.
- Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

2. A bridge of silver wings stretches from the dead ashes of an unforgiving nightmareto the jeweled vision of a life started anew.
- Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

3. He said you were the only one who was bitter about S.'s suicide and the only one who really forgave him for it. The rest of us, he said, were outwardly unbitter and inwardly unforgiving.
- J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

2. unforgiving

adjective. ['ənfɝˈgɪvɪŋ'] not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty.

Synonyms

  • unrelenting
  • unappeasable
  • stern
  • relentless
  • grim
  • implacable

Antonyms

  • front
  • fancy
  • indulgent
  • undemanding

Etymology

  • forgiving (English)
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))
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