AskDefine | Define relentless

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relentless adj
1 not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty; "grim determination"; "grim necessity"; "Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty"; "relentless persecution"; "the stern demands of parenthood" [syn: grim, inexorable, stern, unappeasable, unforgiving, unrelenting]
2 never-ceasing; "the relentless beat of the drums" [syn: persistent, unrelenting]

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English

Etymology

relent + -less

Derived terms

Translations

unrelenting or unyielding in severity
unremitting, steady and persistent

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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