Definitions

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

  • adj. Never slackening; persistent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. incessant; never slackening

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not remitting; incessant; continued; persevering.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not abating; not relaxing for a time; incessant; continued: as, unremitting exertions.

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

  • adj. uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing

Etymologies

1728, un- +‎ remitting, from remit, of Latin origin, in now rare sense of “diminish, abate”. Not from (non-existent) *unremit. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The inconsiderate facility with which she had wandered about with a person so little known to her, so underbred, and so forward, appeared now to herself inexcusable; and she determined, if but spared this dreadful punishment, to pass the whole of her future life in unremitting caution.

    Camilla: or, A Picture of Youth

  • I’m all for liberal immigration policies, but might it lend itself to the problem of neighbor nations living in unremitting and grinding poverty by taking pressure off of those governments? soullite says:

    Matthew Yglesias » The Conservative Immigration Split

  • She recalled the unremitting care which she had had to give Miss Wickham, and pictured Gertie's grudging ministrations at her sick-bed.

    The Land of Promise

  • And proliferation, another crisis, is now upon us, but neither the United States nor the Soviet Union is willing to give up an iota of Power in the "unremitting" efforts to get a treaty.

    Being Powerless

  • It was important to send an "unremitting" message after 9/11 to regimes engaged in producing WMDS -

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • In his keynote speech to the Lib Dems 'spring conference in Harrogate, Mr Cable said the coming months would bring further "unremitting" misery, with factory closures, job losses and home repossessions.

    Daily Express News Feeds

  • But I was in reality very ill; and surely nothing but the unbounded and unremitting attentions of my friend could have restored me to life.

    Chapter 4

  • They've thrown around a lot of rhetoric, and meanwhile, they've used unremitting violence against innocent civilians, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said.

    Syria regime lashes out at EU over sanctions

  • But although Rufus had four really good days (prompting hope) over the next four weeks, the descent was essentially unremitting.

    Pet Talk: Memories are tribute to my beloved, departed dog Rufus

  • China thanked both Sudan and South Sudan, as well as related parties such as the ICRC, for "the unremitting efforts" that made their safe passage possible, Xinhua said.

    Sudanese Rebels Free 29 Chinese Hostages

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