Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Never slackening; persistent.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not remitting; incessant; continued; persevering.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective incessant; never slackening

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

  • adjective uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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.

    The Guardian World News

  • 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

  • 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.

    The Guardian World News

  • 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

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