Definition of unrelenting in English:



  • 1Not yielding in strength, severity, or determination.

    ‘the heat was unrelenting’
    • ‘For a place dependent on tourist spending, the unrelenting determination to turn paying customers away is simply beyond rationality.’
    • ‘Simpson was known as the Iron Man in his playing days and was a tough, unrelenting prop.’
    • ‘This is the world Elphie encounters as she moves from a life at Shiz University to one of unforgiving and unrelenting segregation.’
    • ‘Jordan's unusual mix of hard graft, unrelenting energy and ability to source funds ensured the team's survival.’
    • ‘At sea, the punishing U-boat campaign continued, and the war in the Atlantic was cruel and unrelenting.’
    • ‘You're looking at a man with an unflagging passion for racing and an unrelenting will to win.’
    • ‘First off, Frazier forced Ali to fight by applying fast and hard unrelenting pressure.’
    • ‘From beginning to end, it is just unrelenting, one of the hardest courses in America.’
    • ‘That and the unrelenting heat and undulations made for a tough cycle leg, which he completed at his pre-race estimated time.’
    • ‘‘I don't cope well with the unrelenting demands of professional rugby,’ he said then.’
    • ‘That's just over a year since the dedicated York warrior turned professional in the unrelenting and unforgiving arena of Thai boxing.’
    • ‘The couple were a Calvinist pastor of the most unrelenting kind and his equally intransigent spouse.’
    • ‘A major factor in determining the outcome was the unrelenting political opposition in the highest quarters.’
    • ‘If she did nothing else right now she would tumble backward and hit the hard, unrelenting ground head first.’
    • ‘Vincent Hunter's film is as unrelenting and tough as the true meaning of loneliness.’
    • ‘Faced with a cruel and unrelenting system of numbers that mocked him, he invented a new one!’
    • ‘The world of business is a harsh and unrelenting one: a constant struggle for survival and profit in which the weak or the inflexible go to the wall.’
    • ‘Pigs are innocent victims of a cruel, unrelenting slaughterhouse industry.’
    • ‘Once you get past this blemish, Minority Report is an unrelenting movie about the cruel uncertainty of both life and the future.’
    • ‘He believed their newly formed government should be strict, orderly, and unrelenting.’
    implacable, inflexible, uncompromising, unyielding, unbending, inexorable, relentless, resolute, determined, unstoppable, dogged, tireless, unflagging, unshakeable, unswerving, unwavering, assiduous, sedulous
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    1. 1.1Not giving way to kindness or compassion.
      ‘unrelenting opponents’
      • ‘His letter to Leghari was unrelenting in its condemnation.’
      • ‘Opprobrium from the terraces and beyond was unrelenting.’
      • ‘So it's kind of cool for me to think of myself as someone who's unrelenting and controlling of situations.’
      • ‘The reaction by its political opponents to this stand was one of savage and unrelenting hostility.’
      • ‘In the packed public gallery, Mrs Humes's family, who had glared with unrelenting hatred at him during the hearing, were in tears.’
      • ‘Since the Vietnam era, he's been an unrelenting critic of US foreign policy and this book's no different.’
      • ‘She made you the unrelenting, hard and cold businessman that they called iceman, today.’
      continual, constant, continuous, relentless, unremitting, unabating, unrelieved, sustained, incessant, unceasing, ceaseless, steady, unbroken, non-stop, endless, unending, persistent, perpetual
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