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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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  • After seventeen days of unremitting labor, the Romans succeeded in raising their banks opposite the Antonine tower.

  • Sir James's activity in blockading the enemy was unremitting.

  • It was only by unremitting efforts and the loss of many lives that the Spaniards retained their hold on the district about Bayamo.

    Cuba Arthur D. Hall
  • Perfection of style was his goal; and unremitting devotion to his ideal slew him.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • Medical staff, their tests of the physical capacity of the officers and men, 15; unremitting care of the sick, 333.

    The Great Frozen Sea Albert Hastings Markham
British Dictionary definitions for unremitting


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 unremitting

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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