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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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  • I came to Washington with a purpose and I cannot screw myself to it unremittingly.

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

    The Unwilling Vestal Edward Lucas White
  • He had lived wholesomely, not only for months, but unremittingly for years.

    Rose MacLeod Alice Brown
  • But all this time the search for the absent boy had gone on unremittingly.

  • It was his chief interest, and he applied himself to it unremittingly.

    Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt
  • You are unremittingly courteous, considering that you are you.

    The Dual Alliance Marjorie Benton Cooke
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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