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[uhn-ri-mit-ing] /ˌʌn rɪˈmɪt ɪŋ/
not slackening or abating; incessant:
unremitting noise; unremitting attention.
Origin of unremitting
1720-30; un-1 + remitting
Related forms
unremittingly, adverb
unremittingness, noun Unabridged
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  • His two daughters, who have been unremitting in their attentions to him, expected him to drop off at any moment.
  • And they are coming to see the ways in which unremitting stress can transform anxiety into depression.
  • But a seemingly unremitting series of nasty surprises has jarred nerves.
  • It's an unremitting chain of chores that might lose you along the way.
  • Before ventilation systems were installed, radon concentrations were unremitting and miners were exposed to large amounts daily.
  • It stars, oddly enough, an education professor noted for his unremitting hostility to the government's ideas.
  • But these days the bad economic news seems unremitting.
  • The unremitting sweaty, sticky, airless journeys to matches every day hundreds of kilometers apart might impair my view.
  • It was one of unremitting hardship, grime and diminishing prospects.
  • In fact, it requires unremitting vigilance, sharp focus and inexhaustible energy.
British Dictionary definitions for unremitting


never slackening or stopping; unceasing; constant
Derived Forms
unremittingly, adverb
unremittingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unremitting

1728, from un- (1) "not" + present participle of remit. Related: Unremittingly.

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