Unforgiving means that you are not willing to forgive someone. If someone is unforgiving, they are likely to hold a grudge against that person and to never forgive them.

  • The unforgiving person will never forgive the other person for what happened.

  • The unforgiving person is always angry and bitter.

Definition of unforgiving


not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty


grim, inexorable, relentless, stern, unappeasable, unrelenting


unwilling or unable to forgive or show mercy

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Example Sentences for unforgiving

  • 1

    The land is frigid and unforgiving.

  • 2

    She is totally unforgiving of misunderstandings.

  • 3

    He is tough, unforgiving and unyielding.

  • 4

    Hypocrisy, insincerity and deception are unforgivable.

  • 5

    The people can be very unforgiving.

  • 6

    Electricity is totally unforgiving of naivete or misunderstandings.

  • 7

    The film adheres to an unforgiving neorealist aesthetic.

  • 8

    Brady's mother is on the other hand very unforgiving.

  • 9

    Homer is blamed and pelted with vegetables by the unforgiving townspeople.

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    Others also find the 5 pillars to be constricting and unforgiving.