relentless

[ri-lent-lis]

adjective

that does not relent; unyieldingly severe, strict, or harsh; unrelenting: a relentless enemy.

Nearby words

  1. releasing mechanism,
  2. relegable,
  3. relegate,
  4. relegation,
  5. relent,
  6. relenza,
  7. relevance,
  8. relevant,
  9. releve,
  10. relevé

Origin of relentless

First recorded in 1585–95; relent + -less

Related formsre·lent·less·ly, adverbre·lent·less·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for relentlessly

relentless

adjective

(of an enemy, hostile attitude, etc) implacable; inflexible; inexorable
(of pace or intensity) sustained; unremitting
Derived Formsrelentlessly, adverbrelentlessness, noun

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Word Origin and History for relentlessly

relentless

adj.

1590s, from relent + -less. Related: Relentlessly; relentlessness.

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