[ UK /ʌnfəɡˈɪvɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ənfɝˈɡɪvɪŋ/ ]
  1. unwilling or unable to forgive or show mercy
    a surly unforgiving old woman
  2. not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
    grim necessity
    grim determination
    relentless persecution
    Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty
    the stern demands of parenthood
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How To Use unforgiving In A Sentence

  • He was an unforgiving man who never forgot a slight.
  • Football can be a cruel business and the Premiership is one of the most merciless and unforgiving of all leagues.
  • With a bit of luck, this will finally spell the end of those unforgiving hipster trousers.
  • Alaska showed itself to be wild, rugged, unforgiving - yet at the same time alluring and welcoming.
  • For $3.7 million, you, too, can sit in this singular creation, gaze out at the magnificent sunsets, watch eagles wheel against the bright blue empyrean, pit yourself against the bellowing 74-mile-an-hour winds, the arctic snows, the unforgiving landscape. Undone by a house of dreams
  • Its unforgiving tip dimples the skin of his chest.
  • If you were one of the 16,300 fans who drove through the late autumn mist to sit on those unforgiving wood bleachers on Saturday afternoon, you probably didn't know that the Jayhawks were under the weather, and you probably would have watched the first half and assumed "the crud" was the name of KU's new offense. KansasCity.com: Front Page
  • His grounding has prepared him for many adversities, but he is also making his mistakes in an unforgiving environment. Times, Sunday Times
  • Time to take his parting gifts and memories and go home, another victim of an unforgiving business.
  • This song rests on the talents of vocalist Nicole Jackson, a woman who weeped into Dannii Minogue's unforgiving bosom on the 2009 X Factor as she was tossed aside to make room for Rachel Adedeji. This week's new singles
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