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unrelenting

[uhn-ri-len-ting] /ˌʌn rɪˈlɛn tɪŋ/
adjective
1.
not relenting; not yielding or swerving in determination or resolution, as of or from opinions, convictions, ambitions, ideals, etc.; inflexible:
an unrelenting opponent of the Equal Rights Amendment.
2.
not easing or slackening in severity:
an unrelenting rain.
3.
maintaining speed, effort, vigor, intensity, rate of advance, etc.:
an unrelenting attack.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; un-1 + relent + -ing2
Related forms
unrelentingly, adverb
unrelentingness, noun
Synonyms
1. relentless, merciless, unmerciful, ruthless, pitiless, cruel, remorseless. 2. unremitting, implacable, inexorable.
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British Dictionary definitions for un relenting

unrelenting

/ˌʌnrɪˈlɛntɪŋ/
adjective
1.
refusing to relent or take pity; relentless; merciless
2.
not diminishing in determination, speed, effort, force, etc
Derived Forms
unrelentingly, adverb
unrelentingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for un relenting

unrelenting

adj.

1580s, from un- (1) "not" + present participle of relent.

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