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(of a person or their efforts) persisting tirelessly.‘an indefatigable defender of human rights’
tireless, untiring, never-tiring, unwearied, unwearying, unflaggingenergetic, dynamic, enthusiasticunrelenting, relentless, unremitting, unswerving, unfaltering, unshakeable, indomitablepersistent, tenacious, determined, dogged, single-minded, assiduous, industriousView synonyms
- ‘Through his mother's contacts, he acted as if he were born to greatness, whereas in truth he had to achieve it by his own indefatigable efforts.’
- ‘The rain came down; there seemed to be only performers, booth owners, security officers and some indefatigable limers left.’
- ‘For a couple of hours there is hectic activity and on every side there are vigorous walkers and indefatigable joggers getting their morning exercise.’
- ‘He was indefatigable in his industry and sense of curiosity.’
- ‘That evening, we ate and relaxed around the fire - free of the indefatigable bugs and oppressive heat of the night before.’
- ‘One can only salute such indefatigable souls, and wish them success in their efforts.’
- ‘Later that evening, the indefatigable management team inducts the 200 new staff at the Teviot bar in preparation for this year's festival.’
- ‘And it was a shining example of how history is really forged, not recorded, baptized in the indefatigable whirl of media spin.’
- ‘But he was just indefatigable when it came to his relationships with women.’
- ‘Like a restive monkey, it dangles from each vine of contemplation for hardly a millisecond and moves ahead with indefatigable enthusiasm.’
- ‘More useful were sessions with Madame Mansouri, a physiotherapist, who was indefatigable in her attempts to get Kit to sit up unaided, to roll over and to crawl.’
- ‘Brilliant as he was indefatigable, he recreated the Zuni past from their syllables and potsherds.’
- ‘However, Titik, 34, is now enjoying the fruits of her persistence and indefatigable spirit.’
- ‘He's indefatigable, like the sides he puts on the park.’
- ‘He has been an indefatigable defender of Epsom General Hospital.’
- ‘King's indefatigable efforts in the pursuit of a better world for future generations are to be applauded.’
- ‘Intelligent, courageous, dynamic, indefatigable and compassionate are the words that best describe young Tom.’
- ‘She has been indefatigable in helping us to counter a threat, which may have repercussions over a far wider area, than that occupied by this charming little cottage.’
- ‘A whistle-stop tour of the home of Renaissance painting, by gondola, vaporetto and on foot, with Sir Tim as our indefatigable guide.’
- ‘Polio may have deprived Kannan of his legs, but it has not deterred his indefatigable spirit and desire to achieve and inspire others as well.’
Early 17th century: from French, or from Latin indefatigabilis, from in- not + de- away, completely + fatigare wear out.
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