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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Wasilla had a couple of seniors who did some of their best work from the high post, so the team would screen and pass, screen and pass, over and over, in relentless pursuit of defensive mismatches and oodles of short jumpers. Scott Cacciola, New York Times, "In Alaska, Watching Moose Commercials and the Rockets Stomp the Warriors," 17 May 2018 On the ice, the Golden Knights are a speedy, skating team with a relentless pursuit of puck. Kevin Allen, USA TODAY, "Expansion Golden Knights' Cinderella story continues with trip to conference final," 6 May 2018 But it can be revealed through the relentless pursuit of a goal. Adam Baum, Cincinnati.com, "Eric Aufderbeck: The 'heart' of Elder's baseball team," 27 Apr. 2018 The left and the media instantly launched a relentless campaign against me. Stephen Moore, WSJ, "My Brush With Personal Destruction," 2 May 2019 But Washington, 56, ran a relentless campaign with progressive support. Michael Dresser, baltimoresun.com, "Three veteran state lawmakers from Baltimore fall behind challengers in Maryland General Assembly races," 27 June 2018 Beginning weeks before the crisis, Qatar’s enemies recruited Western companies to help wage a relentless propaganda campaign on social media that shows little sign of abating. Marc Jones, Washington Post, "A plague of Twitter bots is roiling the Middle East," 5 June 2018 The series’s Swedish director Johan Renck (who made 2015’s stylish European gangster series The Last Panthers) has done something stunning: Chernobyl creates a sense of relentless, excruciating terror with none of the tired genre cliches of horror. Taylor Antrim, Vogue, "HBO’s New Miniseries Chernobyl Will Give You Nightmares," 4 May 2019 The notion that the LGBT community is under relentless attack by this administration is absolutely false on its face. NBC News, "Only 0.1 percent of elected officials are LGBTQ, new report finds," 22 June 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 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

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relentlessness noun

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