relentless

adjective
re·​lent·​less | \ ri-ˈlent-ləs How to pronounce relentless (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web For months, the insurgents have waged a relentless and deadly campaign of attacks against Afghan targets across the country. Washington Post, "Troubled Afghan-Taliban peace talks resume amid violence, accusations," 5 Jan. 2021 The characters are well-developed, the cast is terrific, and the pacing is relentless, chock-full of unexpected twists and WTF moments. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, "TV Technica 2020: Our favorite shows and binges in a year of living distantly," 26 Dec. 2020 Mario Cristobal is relentless when considering a hire. John Canzano, oregonlive, "Canzano: Oregon Ducks defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter has a tale rooted in fatherhood," 25 Jan. 2021 Some Republicans fear that Trump’s relentless attacks on the voting system could depress voter turnout between now and January 5. Stuart Emmrich, Vogue, "As Georgia Voting Begins, Ossoff and Warnock Take on the “Bonnie and Clyde of Political Corruption”," 14 Dec. 2020 Trump’s relentless attacks on the election process could further undermine Americans’ faith in the institutions of government, Mercieca said. Kristine Phillips, USA TODAY, "Facing Electoral College vote, Trump continues election attack, but without risks to him, experts say," 12 Dec. 2020 Trump’s relentless attacks on the election risks confirming the worst fears of influential Republicans, who have raised alarm that Trump’s rally might not help GOP Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. Jordan Fabian, Bloomberg.com, "Trump Blasts Vote As ‘Rigged’ at Rally for Georgia GOP Senators," 5 Dec. 2020 He was undercut by relentless attacks by Republicans who claimed Democrats would bring about... Alex Leary, WSJ, "Trump’s Florida Election Win Hinged on Big Gains in Miami-Dade," 4 Nov. 2020 The relentless attacks were aimed at exploiting the GOP's Achilles' heel in the election — a pandemic-weary public that continues to cite health care as a top issue and trusts Democrats more on the topic. NBC news, "With eye on election, Democrats hammer health care on first day of Barrett hearing," 13 Oct. 2020

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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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14 Feb 2021

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“Relentless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/relentless. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce relentless (audio) \

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

Other Words from relentless

relentlessly adverb
relentlessness noun

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