unrelenting
adjective Date: 1588 1. not softening or yielding in determination ; hard, stern <
an unrelenting leader
>
2. not letting up or weakening in vigor or pace ; constant <
the unrelenting struggle
>
unrelentingly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • unrelenting — (adj.) 1580s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + prp. of RELENT (Cf. relent) …   Etymology dictionary

  • unrelenting — *grim, implacable, relentless, merciless Analogous words: inexorable, obdurate, *inflexible, adamant: *stiff, rigid: *severe, stern Antonyms: forbearing …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • unrelenting — [adj] merciless bound, bound and determined, brick wall*, ceaseless, constant, continual, continuous, cruel, dead set on*, endless, grim, hanging tough*, hard headed*, implacable, incessant, inexorable, intransigent, iron fisted, mortal,… …   New thesaurus

  • unrelenting — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not yielding in strength, severity, or determination. DERIVATIVES unrelentingly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • unrelenting — [un΄ri len′tiŋ] adj. 1. refusing to yield or relent; inflexible; relentless 2. without mercy or compassion 3. not relaxing or slackening, as in effort, speed, etc …   English World dictionary

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  • unrelenting — unrelentingly, adv. unrelentingness, n. /un ri len ting/, adj. 1. not relenting; not yielding or swerving in determination or resolution, as of or from opinions, convictions, ambitions, ideals, etc.; inflexible: an unrelenting opponent of the… …   Universalium

  • unrelenting — un|re|lent|ing [ˌʌnrıˈlentıŋ] adj formal 1.) an unpleasant situation that is unrelenting continues for a long time without stopping ▪ the unrelenting pressures of the job 2.) continuing to do something in a determined way without thinking about… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unrelenting — un|re|lent|ing [ ,ʌnrı lentıŋ ] adjective used for describing someone who continues to do something with a lot of determination: RELENTLESS: They have been unrelenting in their support for the local community. a. used about people s actions or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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