relentlessness

relentless

[ri-lent-lis]
adjective
that does not relent; unyieldingly severe, strict, or harsh; unrelenting: a relentless enemy.

Origin:
1585–95; relent + -less

relentlessly, adverb
relentlessness, noun


rigid, unbending, obdurate, adamant, unyielding. See inflexible.


merciful.
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relentless (rɪˈlɛntlɪs)
 
adj
1.  (of an enemy, hostile attitude, etc) implacable; inflexible; inexorable
2.  (of pace or intensity) sustained; unremitting
 
re'lentlessly
 
adv
 
re'lentlessness
 
n

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relentless
1590s, from relent + -less.
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