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unrelenting

adjective

  1. (implacable)  not to be placated, appeased, or moved by entreaty
    Synonyms: grim, inappeasable, inexorable, relentless, stern, unappeasable, unforgiving. Similar to:...
  2. (continual)  never-ceasing
    Synonyms: persistent, relentless. Similar to: continual
  3. (intense)  possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree
    Synonyms: brutal, deep, extreme, harsh, intense. Similar to: aggravated, bad, blood-and-guts, cold,...

Etymology summary

"un-" (1) "not" + present participle of "relent".
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

unrelenting | relentless [synonym, sense-specific] | merciless [synonym, sense-specific] | unrelentingly [adverb, derived]

refusing to relent or take pity; relentless; merciless | not diminishing in determination, speed, effort, force, etc (16 of 392 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/unrelenting

Merriam-Webster:

unrelenting | hard [synonym, sense-specific] | constant [synonym, sense-specific] | stern [synonym, sense-specific] | adamant [synonym, sense-specific] | adamantine [synonym, sense-specific] | bullheaded [synonym, sense-specific] | dogged [synonym, sense-specific] | hardened [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

not softening or yielding in determination; "hard", "stern" | not letting up or weakening in vigor or pace; "constant" (18 of 196 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/unrelenting

Wikipedia:

Persistence [disambiguation]

may refer to: Image persistence, in LCD monitors | Multidrug tolerance, a dormant, persistent state of a bacterial population | Persistence (computer science), the characteristic of data that outlives the execution of the program that created it | ... (35 of 153 words, 10 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Persistence

Macmillan British Dictionary:

unrelenting

used for describing someone who continues to do something with a lot of determination ; used about people's actions or feelings ; used about bad or ... (26 of 72 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/unrelenting

Random House Dictionary:

unrelenting

not relenting; not yielding or swerving in determination or resolution, as of or from opinions, convictions, ambitions, ideals, etc.; inflexible. | ... (20 of 57 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/unrelenting

Oxford Dictionary:

unrelenting | unrelentingly [derived] | unrelentingness [derived]

not yielding in strength, severity, or determination | not giving way to kindness or compassion (14 of 48 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/unrelenting

Cambridge Dictionary:

unrelenting [formal] | unrelentingly [adverb, derived]

extremely determined; never becoming weaker or admitting defeat (8 of 28 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/unrelenting

American Heritage Dictionary:

unrelenting | unrelentingly [adverb, related]

Having or exhibiting uncompromising determination; unyielding | Not diminishing in intensity, pace, or effort (13 of 27 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/unrelenting

New World Dictionary:

unrelenting

refusing to yield or relent; inflexible; relentless | without mercy or compassion | not relaxing or slackening, as in effort, speed, etc. (20 of 23 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/unrelenting

Wiktionary:

unrelenting | unyielding [synonym] | hard [synonym] | cruel [synonym] | stern [synonym]

Not relenting; having no pity; not being or becoming lenient, mild, gentle, or merciful; unyielding; inflexibly rigid; hard; stern; cruel. (20 of 21 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/unrelenting

Encarta Dictionary:

unrelenting | unrelentingly [adverb, derived] | unrelentingness [noun, derived]

unyielding or unswerving in determination or resolve | not weakening, easing up, or otherwise diminishing in strength, speed, or effort (19 of 41 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861708331​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Online Etymology:

unrelenting

First use: 1580s

Origin: "un-" (1) "not" + present participle of "relent".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=unrelenting

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

unrelenting

Audio: British English pronunciation of "unrelenting"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/unrelenting

Macmillan British Dictionary:

unrelenting

Audio: British English pronunciation of "unrelenting"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/unrelenting

Macmillan American Dictionary:

unrelenting

Audio: North American pronunciation of "unrelenting"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/unrelenting

Cambridge Dictionary:

unrelenting [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "unrelenting"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "unrelenting"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/unrelenting

the Free Dictionary:

unrelenting

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "unrelenting"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "unrelenting"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "unrelenting" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

unrelenting

Audio: English pronunciation of "unrelenting"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

unrelenting

Audio: North American pronunciation of "unrelenting"

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YourDictionary Audio:

unrelenting

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "unrelenting" by speech synthesizer

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