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Conveys strong emotions, often used to describe deep grievances or long-held resentment. SlideHis unforgiving nature strained many relationships.
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Although 'unforgiving' can describe things, it often anthropomorphizes them by attributing human-like refusal to forgive. SlideThe locals talked about the unforgiving winter as if it had a grudge against them.
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Commonly used in social or relational situations where forgiveness is a reasonable expectation. SlideHer unforgiving stance shattered any hope of reconciliation.