from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having or exhibiting uncompromising determination; unyielding: an unrelenting human rights worker.
  • adj. Not diminishing in intensity, pace, or effort: an unrelenting ice storm.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not relenting; having no pity; not being or becoming lenient, mild, gentle, or merciful; unyielding; inflexibly rigid; hard; stern; cruel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not relenting; unyielding; rigid; hard; stern; cruel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That does not or will not relent; not being or becoming lenient, mild, gentle, or merciful; continuing to be hard, severe, pitiless, hostile, or cold; inexorable; unyielding.
  • Synonyms Relentless, Implacable, etc. (see inexorable), merciless, hard-hearted, unsparing, unpitying, rigorous, cruel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. never-ceasing
  • adj. not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
  • adj. harsh


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The Democratic National Alliance Parties expressed sorrow for what they called the unrelenting response of the JMP parties to the president's call for dialogue by their inflexible conditions that lead to dialogue disruption.

    Yemen Observer

  • And I spoke to one of them yesterday who told me, every day these people appear on television, every time they make announcements through the media, every time they're seen smiling and laughing, they add to what this father called the unrelenting torture of the memory.

    Interview - ABC 720 Perth - Transcript - The Hon Stephen Smith MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs

  • The irony of Olympia Fields was that on the day that the challengers needed to make a move, the course dried out in unrelenting sunshine and made such a move impossible. - Furyk's win solid, but hardly a thriller

  • The pace is unrelenting, that is a positive that comes from the style that Paul Greengrass has for the Bourne series, and the action is strong – although again I wish we were to see more of it as it happens.

    Filmstalker Review: The Bourne Ultimatum

  • Interesting bit at the end, where Nomi is filmed singing with an orchestra for Michael Nyman's "Requiem" - better known as the unrelenting main theme for The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover.

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  • "We're talking about long-term unrelenting pain," she said, "We don't look at how many pills are in the bottle.

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  • Thus was the ground taken, not only by Mississippi, but by other slaveholding States, in view of the then threatened purpose, of a party founded upon the idea of unrelenting and eternal hostility to the institution of slavery, to take possession of the Government and use it to our destruction.

    Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Mississippi. Called Session, January, 1861

  • The market's continuing slide, with frequent triple-digit drops in the Dow, recalls the unrelenting selling of the 2008 financial crash - and begs the question of what can halt the plunge.


  • The market's continuing slide, with frequent triple-digit drops in the Dow, recalls the unrelenting selling of the 2008 financial crash.

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  • AUBURN HILLS, Michigan (Ticker) -- The Detroit Pistons remain unrelenting.


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