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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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  • The anxious attentions of General Washington, therefore, were unremittingly directed to the south.

  • He was pious, but did not think it necessary to advertise it day and night unremittingly.

    The Unwilling Vestal Edward Lucas White
  • Though often within a stone's throw of the street, I unremittingly avoided the old house at Poplar.

    Paul Kelver Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome
  • You are unremittingly courteous, considering that you are you.

    The Dual Alliance Marjorie Benton Cooke
  • From that date to the present time it has unremittingly carried out the great ends for which it was instituted.

    The Lifeboat R.M. Ballantyne
  • He would have the best advice in Europe, and guard her unremittingly.

    A Daughter of the Vine Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for unremittingly


never slackening or stopping; unceasing; constant
Derived Forms
unremittingly, adverb
unremittingness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for unremittingly



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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