unrelenting

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adjective un·re·lent·ing \ ˌən-ri-ˈlen-tiŋ \

Definition of unrelenting

1 :not softening or yielding in determination :hard, stern
  • an unrelenting leader
2 :not letting up or weakening in vigor or pace :constant
  • the unrelenting struggle

unrelentingly

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Examples of unrelenting in a Sentence

  1. that professor tends to be unrelenting about deadlines

  2. unrelenting in the pursuit of equality for all races

Recent Examples of unrelenting from the Web

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First Known Use of unrelenting

1590


UNRELENTING Defined for English Language Learners

unrelenting

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Definition of unrelenting for English Language Learners

  • : not slowing down, stopping, or growing weaker

  • —used to describe someone who does something in a constant and determined way without stopping or becoming less forceful


UNRELENTING Defined for Kids

unrelenting

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adjective un·re·lent·ing \ ˌən-ri-ˈlen-tiŋ \

Definition of unrelenting for Students

1 :not giving in or softening in determination :stern
2 :not letting up or weakening in energy or pace
  • … even though it was late in the day, the sun was unrelenting.
  • —Pam Muñoz Ryan, Esperanza Rising

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