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unrelenting (continual)

Definition:

never-ceasing

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Derivative:

unrelentingly

Comparative:

more unrelenting

Superlative:

most unrelenting

Similar to:

continual

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

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

All senses of unrelenting...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

relentless | inflexible [synonym, sense-specific] | unremitting [synonym, sense-specific] | inexorable [synonym, sense-specific] | relentlessly [adverb, derived]

(of an enemy, hostile attitude, etc) implacable; inflexible; inexorable | (of pace or intensity) sustained; unremitting (15 of 400 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Wikipedia:

Relentless [disambiguation]

may refer to: Relentless (1989 film), an American crime film starring Judd Nelson, followed by several sequels | Relentless: The Struggle for Peace in the Middle East, a 2003 documentary film | Relentless (1948 film), a film directed by George Sherman... (39 of 303 words, 28 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Relentless

Merriam-Webster:

relentless | unrelenting [synonym] | determined [synonym] | dogged [synonym] | grim [synonym] | implacable [synonym] | unyielding [synonym] | unappeasable [synonym] | unflinching [synonym]

showing or promising no abatement of severity, intensity, strength, or pace; "unrelenting" (12 of 116 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Macmillan British Dictionary:

relentless | relentlessly [adverb, related] | relentlessness [noun, uncountable, related]

something bad that is relentless never seems to stop or improve | determined, and never stopping your attempts to achieve something (20 of 67 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Oxford Dictionary:

relentless | relentlessly [derived] | relentlessness [derived]

unceasingly intense | harsh or inflexible (5 of 46 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/relentless

Cambridge Dictionary:

relentless | relentlessly [adverb, derived]

continuing in a severe or extreme way (7 of 26 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/relentless

American Heritage Dictionary:

relentless | relentlessly [adverb, related] | relentlessness [noun, related]

Unyielding in severity or strictness; unrelenting | Steady and persistent; unremitting (10 of 24 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/relentless

Random House Dictionary:

relentless

that does not relent; unyieldingly severe, strict, or harsh; unrelenting. (10 of 18 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/relentless

New World Dictionary:

relentless | relentlessly [adverb, related] | relentlessness [noun, related]

not relenting; harsh; pitiless | persistent; unremitting (6 of 11 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/relentless

Wiktionary:

relentless

Unrelenting or unyielding in severity | Unremitting, steady and persistent (9 of 10 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/relentless

Encarta Dictionary:

relentless | relentlessly [adverb, derived] | relentlessness [noun, derived]

never slackening, but continuing always at the same intense, demanding, or punishing level | pursuing, attacking, or opposing somebody or something ... (20 of 43 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861700300​/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

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/unrelenting

Google Dictionary:

unrelenting

Audio: English pronunciation of "unrelenting"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

unrelenting

Audio: North American pronunciation of "unrelenting"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=unrele​01 word=unrelenting

YourDictionary Audio:

unrelenting

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

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/unrelenting

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