from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Utter; complete: unrelieved boredom.
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- adj. Utter; complete; without relief.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not relieved, in any sense.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not lessened or diminished
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From these thoughts a natural transition led him to consider the wonderful tenacity with which those beings clung to life, whose existence seemed to him only a series of the most terrible sufferings: – beings, who exposed to all the miseries of pain, poverty, sickness, and famine; to pain unrelieved, and the feebleness of age unassisted, yet still were anxious to live; and could never, as he at this moment found himself disposed to do –
Fistula is a devastating complication of unrelieved obstructed labor in which the baby's head gets stuck in the birth canal and presses against the soft tissues of the pelvis.
Malaria is, indeed, the unrelieved burden on the economy.
The unrelieved po-facery of everyone else is astonishing.
You told Dr. Vaillant he should read Joseph Heller on the unrelieved tragedy of conventionally successful businessmen.
The use of stucco also prevents the occasionally oppressive affect of large stretches of unrelieved brick, and would provide a splendid canvas for the long shadows of afternoon and evening along the structure's flanks.
It was a life of unexpected roadblocks, unknown environments and cultures, unrelieved anxiety about what might happen next.
The actual bouts, which last up to 25 minutes and take place, at the higher levels, just two or three times a year, briefly punctuate months of unrelieved tedium.
Unsuccessful, unrelieved — I could find no relief in Happy Land.
Discovering that jockeys are on the take will never be a cause for celebration, but that does not mean it is an unrelieved disaster either, whatever some of the headlines might say as this story develops and concludes.