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unsparing

un·spar·ing

unsparing

pronunciation:
uhn speI rIng
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: giving generously; liberal.
We were unsparing in our donations.
antonyms:
sparing
similar words:
bounteous, bountiful, liberal, profuse
definition 2: harsh or strict; merciless.
unsparing discipline
antonyms:
sparing
similar words:
pitiless, remorseless, ruthless, truculent
derivations: unsparingly (adv.), unsparingness (n.)