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tireless

[tahyuh r-lis] /ˈtaɪər lɪs/
adjective
1.
untiring; indefatigable:
a tireless worker.
Origin of tireless
1585-1595
1585-95; tire1 + -less
Related forms
tirelessly, adverb
tirelessness, noun
Synonyms
unwearied, industrious, hardworking, unfaltering.
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  • All the best work is done this way by tiny, tireless and regular additions, preserving in memory what you think and see.

    Lafcadio Hearn Nina H. Kennard
  • The officers, haggard but tireless, aroused them frequently.

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • In each memory of her he felt the fresh assault of a new and tireless foe—the love which he must deny.

    Satan Sanderson Hallie Erminie Rives
  • He is tireless, and composed as to wrist and shoulder of a number of whale-bone springs.

    The Forest Stewart Edward White
  • Slowly, as though his tireless limbs had grown suddenly old, Spurrier mounted and rode on with reins hanging.

British Dictionary definitions for tireless

tireless

/ˈtaɪəlɪs/
adjective
1.
unable to be tired; indefatigable
Derived Forms
tirelessly, adverb
tirelessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for tireless
adj.

1590s, "indefatigable," from tire (v.) + -less. From 1862 in the sense "without a tire," from tire (n.). Related: Tirelessly.

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