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 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 However, there is nothing in the text of the U.S. Constitution, which justifies this unremitting attack upon the next generation. Maria Clark, al, "Law banning abortion after a detectable fetal heartbeat is set for consideration by Louisiana Legislature," 8 Apr. 2019 The way Moratto captures Socrates’ unremitting woes with an extraordinary sense of place marks the essence of this affecting and necessary debut. Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘Socrates’ reveals the struggle of a gay teen in the slums of Brazil," 8 Aug. 2019 And as those factors have proved unremitting, so the decline has continued. The Economist, "What the mighty Dolphins say about America," 1 Aug. 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 27 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unremitting

formal : not stopping or growing weaker

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