[ uhn-ri-len-ting ]
/ ˌʌn rɪˈlɛn tɪŋ /


not relenting; not yielding or swerving in determination or resolution, as of or from opinions, convictions, ambitions, ideals, etc.; inflexible: an unrelenting opponent of the Equal Rights Amendment.
not easing or slackening in severity: an unrelenting rain.
maintaining speed, effort, vigor, intensity, rate of advance, etc.: an unrelenting attack.


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Origin of unrelenting

First recorded in 1580–90; un-1 + relent + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM unrelenting

un·re·lent·ing·ly, adverbun·re·lent·ing·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unrelenting

/ (ˌʌnrɪˈlɛntɪŋ) /


refusing to relent or take pity; relentless; merciless
not diminishing in determination, speed, effort, force, etc

Derived forms of unrelenting

unrelentingly, adverbunrelentingness, noun
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