un·​re·​mit·​ting | \ ˌən-ri-ˈmi-tiŋ How to pronounce unremitting (audio) \

Definition of unremitting

: not remitting : constant, incessant unremitting pain

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unremittingly \ ˌən-​ri-​ˈmi-​tiŋ-​lē How to pronounce unremittingly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unremitting in a Sentence

She was recognized for her unremitting efforts to improve the lives of people in her city. unremitting rain that lasted for six days
Recent Examples on the Web The pulse of solitary confinement is the unremitting sound of madness. Arthur Longworth, The New Republic, "How to Survive Supermax," 18 June 2020 What both of my parents remembered about their college years was the unremitting toil. John Gurda, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The coronavirus pandemic, collapsing economy and civil unrest are frightening. Wisconsin has seen worse and recovered.," 4 June 2020 Much of it, Norris notes, is owed by an oil and gas sector whose cash flows are vanishing fast, thanks to the unremitting oil price war triggered by Saudi Arabia and Russia. Geoffrey Smith, Fortune, "Chasing returns: Why ‘inside the tent’ assets like corporate debt may be poised to outperform," 8 Apr. 2020 Weeks of unremitting civil disobedience in Hong Kong set the template for a confrontational approach driven by vastly different economic or political demands. New York Times, "From Chile to Lebanon, Protests Flare Over Wallet Issues," 23 Oct. 2019 The unremitting focus on war iconography blotted out the opera’s main narrative thrust: the deterioration of Wozzeck’s mind in the grip of military routine. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, "Operatic Shows of Force," 6 Jan. 2020 Factors that account for women’s poor mental health, according to the WHO, include discrimination, overwork, poverty, malnutrition, low social status and unremitting responsibility for the care of others. Angelina Jolie, Time, "Angelina Jolie: Medical Advances in Women's Health Are Important. But They're Only Part of the Picture," 24 Oct. 2019 Kanti Devi is one among many in Niluri Pathra Balurgada and neighbouring villages who suffer from respiratory ailments from the unremitting pollution. Gurvinder Singh, Quartz India, "The coal mining region in India where the ground beneath shakes and belches fire," 4 Oct. 2019 The Blues deploy an unremitting forecheck that vaporizes bodies and spirits, slamming players into boards and out of games. Ben Shpigel, New York Times, "St. Louis Blues Claim the Stanley Cup, Ending a 52-Year Wait," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of unremitting

1670, in the meaning defined above

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“Unremitting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unremitting. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unremitting

formal : not stopping or growing weaker

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