relentless

adjective re·lent·less \ ri-ˈlent-ləs \
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

Definition of relentless

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

relentlessly

adverb

relentlessness

noun

Examples of relentless in a Sentence

  1. Her relentless optimism held the team together.

  2. The hunter was relentless in pursuit of his prey.

  3. a relentless opponent of deregulation

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First Known Use of relentless

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RELENTLESS Defined for English Language Learners

relentless

Definition of relentless for English Language Learners

  • : continuing without becoming weaker, less severe, etc.

  • : remaining strict or determined


RELENTLESS Defined for Kids

relentless

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

Definition of relentless for Students

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

relentlessly

adverb

relentlessness

noun


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