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relentless

[ri-lent-lis] /rɪˈlɛnt lɪs/
adjective
1.
that does not relent; unyieldingly severe, strict, or harsh; unrelenting:
a relentless enemy.
Origin of relentless
1585-1595
1585-95; relent + -less
Related forms
relentlessly, adverb
relentlessness, noun
Synonyms
rigid, unbending, obdurate, adamant, unyielding. See inflexible.
Antonyms
merciful.
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  • A few cases may also be cited showing how relentlessly this disclaimer is applied.

    Concerning Justice Lucilius A. Emery
  • Strive and grope as he would, the thing had driven him on relentlessly.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • relentlessly we spurred our steeds, and, in a quarter of an hour, we drew rein before Portsbridge.

    The Young Cavalier Percy F. Westerman
  • “Hit's the fourth time since sorghum time,” the boy went on relentlessly.

    In Happy Valley John Fox
  • "Madam, I must insist upon an answer," Sir Robert said relentlessly.

    A Butterfly on the Wheel Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
British Dictionary definitions for relentlessly

relentless

/rɪˈlɛntlɪs/
adjective
1.
(of an enemy, hostile attitude, etc) implacable; inflexible; inexorable
2.
(of pace or intensity) sustained; unremitting
Derived Forms
relentlessly, adverb
relentlessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for relentlessly

relentless

adj.

1590s, from relent + -less. Related: Relentlessly; relentlessness.

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