un·​flag·​ging | \ ˌən-ˈfla-giŋ How to pronounce unflagging (audio) \

Definition of unflagging

1 : not flagging : tireless unflagging enthusiasm

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Other Words from unflagging

unflaggingly \ ˌən-​ˈfla-​giŋ-​lē How to pronounce unflaggingly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unflagging in a Sentence

being rewarded for the unflagging zeal with which she led the fund-raising campaign

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Absent either resolution or transcendence, their power is in the example of their unflagging love for the fallen world. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction Books: A Sinner at Home in a Fallen World," 18 Oct. 2018 Where Dicterow’s performance proved musical but bland, fluent but unconcerned with the jazz undercurrent of the work’s finale, Bell’s account was tonally radiant, profoundly lyrical and unflagging in emotional intensity. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "CSO at Ravinia review: Marin Alsop poetically launches Bernstein tribute," 13 July 2018 Picture it: three women of a certain age who no longer feel like hiding their unflagging desires And make the women drag queens. Max Maller, Chicago Reader, "Picture it: Miami, 1987, and The Golden Girls in drag," 26 June 2018 After all, that’s the Peanuts mainstay’s most endearing quality — his unflagging faith that history might decide not to tap-dance on his heart. Bryce Miller, sandiegouniontribune.com, "No-hitter wait continues for Padres fans after near-miss from Lyles," 15 May 2018 In the halcyon days of the mid-aughts, when Us Weekly catalogued teen starlet rivalries with unflagging enthusiasm, Duff feuded with many of her contemporaries. Allie Jones, The Cut, "I Think About This a Lot: Hilary Duff’s Feud With Faye Dunaway," 4 June 2018 That task requires long hours, an unflagging optimism that the next film might be a masterpiece and, mostly, a colossal stubborn streak. Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times, "17 Movies to Enjoy for the Tribeca Film Festival’s 17th Edition," 17 Apr. 2018 Doctors were accustomed to tissue samples dying off quickly once removed from their hosts, and were shocked at the unflagging replication rate of the cells from Lacks’s cervix. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "Famed for “Immortal” Cells, Henrietta Lacks is Immortalized in Portraiture," 15 May 2018 Kerry supporters see in this campaign some of his trademark traits, especially his unflagging energy even in the face of potential failure. Matt Viser, BostonGlobe.com, "Kerry quietly seeking to salvage Iran deal he helped craft," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of unflagging

1715, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of unflagging was in 1715

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English Language Learners Definition of unflagging

: not decreasing or becoming weaker : remaining strong

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