Etymology
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unforgiving (adj.)

1713, from un- (1) "not" + present-participle adjective from forgive. Old English had unforgifende.

updated on February 26, 2014

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Definitions of unforgiving from WordNet

unforgiving (adj.)
unwilling or unable to forgive or show mercy;
a surly unforgiving old woman
unforgiving (adj.)
not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty;
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