un·​re·​lent·​ing ˌən-ri-ˈlen-tiŋ How to pronounce unrelenting (audio)
: not softening or yielding in determination : hard, stern
an unrelenting leader
: not letting up or weakening in vigor or pace : constant
the unrelenting struggle
unrelentingly adverb

Examples of unrelenting in a Sentence

that professor tends to be unrelenting about deadlines unrelenting in the pursuit of equality for all races
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Word History

First Known Use

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unrelenting was in 1590

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“Unrelenting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrelenting. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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un·​re·​lent·​ing ˌən-ri-ˈlent-iŋ How to pronounce unrelenting (audio)
: not softening or giving in easily : hard, stern
: not letting up or weakening in energy or pace
our unrelenting struggle for freedom
unrelentingly adverb

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