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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Emory is best known for his relentless efforts to get the military and Department of Veterans Affairs to dig up and identify the remains of hundreds of Pearl Harbor sailors and Marines who were buried as unknowns after the war. Washington Post, "Pearl Harbor survivor says goodbye upon leaving Hawaii," 21 June 2018 Especially against a backdrop of relentless effort to stay healthy, the assumption of culpability can sting. Kylah Goodfellow Klinge, STAT, "Why does my health insurer sabotage my efforts to manage my diabetes?," 19 June 2018 Emory is known for his relentless effort to get the military and Department of Veterans Affairs to identify hundreds of Pearl Harbor servicemen who were buried as unknowns. Audrey Mcavoy, Fox News, "Pearl Harbor survivor says goodbye upon leaving Hawaii," 19 June 2018 City Council's decision to hire independent investigators to look at the entire system is a major step in Plush's relentless effort to hold government officials accountable for what happened to his 16-year-old son on April 10. Jason Williams, Cincinnati.com, "PX column: Why Ron Plush is keeping the pressure on Cincinnati City Hall," 14 June 2018 But truly living up to that will mean stepping back from Facebook’s relentless drive toward platform lock-in. Russell Brandom, The Verge, "Four features that would tame Facebook," 5 May 2018 For the past few weeks, 03 Greedo has been recording at a relentless pace in preparation for a difficult road ahead: He was recently sentenced to 20 years in prison for drug and weapon charges. Jon Pareles, New York Times, "The Playlist: Lost (and Found) John Coltrane, and 10 More New Songs," 29 June 2018 Los Ticos then launched an impressive counter-attack, as the game set a relentless pace. SI.com, "Costa Rica 0-1 Serbia: Kolarov Cracker Sees White Eagles Soar to Victory Over Lacklustre Los Ticos," 17 June 2018 In the first strategic program of his new and possibly final presidential term, Vladimir Putin announced plans for a relentless focus on domestic development, to be partially paid for by sharp cuts in defense spending. Fred Weir, The Christian Science Monitor, "To pay for a 'Russia first' agenda, Putin takes ax to military spending," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of relentless

1592, in the meaning defined above

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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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