tireless

adjective
tire·​less | \ ˈtī(-ə)r-ləs How to pronounce tireless (audio) \

Definition of tireless

: seemingly incapable of tiring : indefatigable a tireless worker

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Other Words from tireless

tirelessly adverb
tirelessness noun

Examples of tireless in a Sentence

She has been a tireless advocate for reform. a tireless advocate for human rights

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The influential German composer (1928-2007) was a tireless innovator, constantly striking out in... A.j. Goldmann, WSJ, "‘Aus LICHT’ Review: A Kaleidoscopic Production," 10 June 2019 Ever since Flaubert established the tireless quest for le mot juste as the signature feature of literary work, writers have rebelled against this conception of their art. Christopher Beha, Harper's magazine, "Mallo My!," 10 Mar. 2019 The hub of the gyroscopic story is Houghton Forster, who creates PanCola in his Mississippi pharmacy near the end of the 19th century and through tireless lobbying and clever branding raises it to international renown. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: The Flavor of the American Century," 15 Feb. 2019 Your tireless commitment, discipline and hard work never ceases to amaze me. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gisele Bündchen's Reaction to Tom Brady's Super Bowl Win Was Priceless," 4 Feb. 2019 But West Ham's Javier Hernandez impressed as well, displaying tireless energy and effort to help his side keep the 2014 champions at bay. SI.com, "West Ham Forward Talks Potential Napoli Move After Receiving Praise From Carlo Ancelotti," 18 June 2018 Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable. Mike Miller, PEOPLE.com, "Bill Paxton's Family Blames Surgeon Who Operated on Him and Hospital for Actor's Death at 61," 13 Feb. 2018 Such a simple thing brought us closer, allowing my daughter and I to share in her tireless efforts to feed her family. Miriam Foley, Good Housekeeping, "I Didn't Appreciate My Mother-in-Law Until I Had a Daughter," 17 Jan. 2019 Her mother Edna Fischel Gellhorn was a tireless advocate for the disenfranchised, championing women’s suffrage, child welfare laws, and free health clinics. Paula Mclain, Town & Country, "The Extraordinary Life of Martha Gellhorn, the Woman Ernest Hemingway Tried to Erase," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of tireless

1591, in the meaning defined above

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tireless

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of tireless

: working very hard with a lot of energy for a long time : never seeming to get tired

tireless

adjective
tire·​less | \ ˈtīr-ləs How to pronounce tireless (audio) \

Kids Definition of tireless

: able to work or persist a long time without becoming tired

Other Words from tireless

tirelessly adverb

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