relentless

adjective
re·​lent·​less | \ri-ˈlent-ləs \

Definition of relentless 

: showing or promising no abatement of severity, intensity, strength, or pace : unrelenting relentless pressure a relentless campaign

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Other Words from relentless

relentlessly adverb
relentlessness noun

Examples of relentless in a Sentence

Her relentless optimism held the team together. The hunter was relentless in pursuit of his prey. a relentless opponent of deregulation
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The Spellmans’ coven is literally ruled by the devil himself, the Dark Lord, who has a relentless agenda to make Sabrina his faithful mistress. Kelsea Stahler, Teen Vogue, "The Resurgence of Witches in Pop Culture Like Sabrina, AHS "Coven," and "Charmed" Reflects Women in the Real World," 14 Nov. 2018 His exuberance and relentless ground game drove some of the unlikeliest people to the polls. Mattie Kahn, Glamour, "A Pep Talk for Democrats: It's OK. We Won.," 7 Nov. 2018 In the face of relentless competition from the Apple Watch Series 4 and Samsung Galaxy Watch, Google's most obvious change in the new Wear OS is a new UI for most of the main screens. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Review: Google’s Wear OS 2.0 can’t fix its obsolete smartwatch hardware," 28 Sep. 2018 Since then attacks against military installations have been relentless, and on several occasions the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSA) have been outgunned and out maneuvered. Amir Shah, The Seattle Times, "Taliban attack Afghan security forces in north, killing 52," 10 Sep. 2018 Since then attacks against military installations have been relentless, and on several occasions the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) have been outgunned and out maneuvered. Rahim Faiez And Amir Shah, Fox News, "Taliban attack Afghan security forces in north, killing 37," 10 Sep. 2018 Tunisia's pressure was relentless, with Los Canaleros conceding three corners in as many minutes. SI.com, "Panama 1-2 Tunisia: Eagles of Carthage Bow Out of World Cup With Impressive Consolation Win," 28 June 2018 Once the demons start plaguing Glen, Al, Terry, and their school chums, those little buggers are relentless. Noel Murray, The Verge, "For more kid-friendly horror like The House with a Clock in Its Walls, stream The Gate," 21 Sep. 2018 Her relentless bargain-hunting was good for finding clothing, too. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Living Yard Sale to Yard Sale With My Mother, a Well Dressed Antique Dealer," 30 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of relentless

1592, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of relentless was in 1592

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relentless

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of relentless

: continuing without becoming weaker, less severe, etc.

: remaining strict or determined

relentless

adjective
re·​lent·​less | \ri-ˈlent-ləs \

Kids Definition of relentless

: showing no lessening of severity, intensity, or strength The most relentless of his new fears was that they would starve.— Lois Lowry, The Giver

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