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[uhn-ri-mit-ing] /ˌʌn rɪˈmɪt ɪŋ/
not slackening or abating; incessant:
unremitting noise; unremitting attention.
1720-30; un-1 + remitting
Related forms
unremittingly, adverb
unremittingness, noun Unabridged
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  • The story is laughably incoherent, which would be less bothersome if the movie were not also so unremittingly pretentious.
  • To those who work at her fashion house, she is an unremittingly severe taskmaster.
  • The paradox of this film is that it is both unremittingly bleak and rigorously humane.
  • But it also points a moral, bluntly and unremittingly, to show the horror of mob rule.
  • The neighborhood is harsh and unremittingly hot in summer months due to the lack of greenery and trees.
  • Research in all aspects of highway construction, management and operation should go forward unremittingly.
  • He worked unremittingly, but one effort failed after another.
British Dictionary definitions for unremittingly


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



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

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