not slackening or abating; incessant: unremitting noise; unremitting attention.

Origin of unremitting

1720–30; un-1 + remitting
Related formsun·re·mit·ting·ly, adverbun·re·mit·ting·ness, noun
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Contemporary Examples of unremittingly

Historical Examples of unremittingly

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


    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

British Dictionary definitions for unremittingly



never slackening or stopping; unceasing; constant
Derived Formsunremittingly, adverbunremittingness, 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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