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unrelenting (implacable)

Definition:

not to be placated, appeased, or moved by entreaty

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Comparative:

more unrelenting

Superlative:

most unrelenting

Similar to:

implacable

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

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

All senses of unrelenting...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

unappeasable

not able to be appeased, mollified, or satisfied (8 of 248 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Merriam-Webster:

unappeasable | implacable [synonym] | inappeasable [synonym] | inextinguishable [synonym] | insatiate [synonym] | quenchless [synonym] | insatiable [synonym] | unquenchable [synonym] | unslakable [synonym]

not to be appeased; "implacable" (5 of 94 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

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

Oxford Dictionary:

unappeasable

not able to be pacified, placated, or satisfied (8 of 39 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/unappeasable

American Heritage Dictionary:

unappeasable | unappeasably [adverb, related]

Impossible to appease or satisfy (5 of 14 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/unappeasable

Wiktionary:

unappeasable

not able to be appeased or satisfied (7 of 8 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/unappeasable

Random House Dictionary:

inappeasable

not appeasable; that cannot be appeased. (6 of 13 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/inappeasable

New World Dictionary:

inappeasable

not to be appeased (4 of 8 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/inappeasable

Wikipedia:

Inevitable [disambiguation]

may refer to: The Inevitable (album), a 1995 album by Squirrel Nut Zippers | De Inevitable, a 2004 album by Koopsta Knicca | "Inevitable" (song), a 1999 single by Shakira from her 1998 album ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones? | "Inevitable", a song by ... (40 of 140 words, 8 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Inevitable

Macmillan British Dictionary:

inexorable [formal] | inexorably [adverb, related]

impossible to stop (3 of 34 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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

Cambridge Dictionary:

inexorable [formal] | inexorably [adverb, derived] | inexorability [noun, derived]

continuing without any possibility of being stopped (7 of 31 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/inexorable

Encarta Dictionary:

inexorable

impossible to stop | not moved by anyone's attempts to plead or persuade (formal) (13 of 56 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861621092​/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"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=unrelenting

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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