Definition of Relentless

1. Adjective. Not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty. "The stern demands of parenthood"




2. Adjective. Never-ceasing. "The relentless beat of the drums"
Exact synonyms: Persistent, Unrelenting
Similar to: Continual
Derivative terms: Persist, Persistence, Persistency, Relentlessness

Definition of Relentless

1. a. Unmoved by appeals for sympathy or forgiveness; insensible to the distresses of others; destitute of tenderness; unrelenting; unyielding; unpitying; as, a prey to relentless despotism.

Definition of Relentless

1. Adjective. Unrelenting or unyielding in severity ¹

2. Adjective. Unremitting, steady and persistent ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Relentless

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Relentless

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relegate
relegated
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relegating
relegation
relegation zone
relegation zones
relegations
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relentless (current term)
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relessor
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relettering

Literary usage of Relentless

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"It was at this time, probably, that a Catholic priest named Daniels, a missionary among the Wyandots, was slain by the relentless savages. ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1846)
"... and the other in a relentless cunning. The wolf feigns flight to lead his victim on ; he imitates the whine of a dog to deceive him, ..."

3. The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft by Hubert Howe Bancroft (1883)
"... IN MEXICO—SUFFERINGS OF THE EXILES—HARSH TREATMENT—MEANS OF SUPPORT—REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENTS IN MEXICO QUELLED—relentless PUNISHMENT OF THE LEADERS—PAPAL ..."

4. History of the Huguenot Emigration to America by Charles Washington Baird (1885)
"But the Church of Rome continued to be, as it had been from the first, the vigilant and relentless enemy of the Reformed faith. ..."

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