Definition of unremitting in US English:



  • Never relaxing or slackening; incessant.

    ‘unremitting drizzle’
    • ‘I am also mystified by the unremitting praise the film has received, though I've done little more than skim everything I've run across.’
    • ‘Fluctuating wildly between bewildered Dr Jekyll and psychopathic Mr Hyde, Dafoe plays the role with unremitting glee, energy and panache.’
    • ‘Over generations his family sold pieces of their agricultural land as the only way to survive the unremitting onslaught of emergencies.’
    • ‘There were almost two million in the dole queues, the industrial forecasts churned out unremitting gloom, and company after company was going to the wall.’
    • ‘Incredibly, a microbiologist has shown that the amoeba lives its life in almost constant and unremitting hatred.’
    • ‘If the time had dragged this would have been a hard job, unremitting and tedious.’
    • ‘Nostalgia wears rose-tinted specs, but even the most optimistic filter can't block out the unremitting greyness of the Seventies.’
    • ‘See it wasn't all unremitting bleakness during the mid 80s.’
    • ‘I think the real thing is the unremitting pressure to be constantly, constantly pushing forward.’
    • ‘That sounds far too much like hard unremitting work to me.’
    • ‘It comes at the end of a relentless, unremitting cross examination of Wilde by Carson.’
    • ‘The unremitting liberal orientation finally became too much for me.’
    • ‘He achieved what he did by unremitting hard work.’
    • ‘What is striking about the pictures, though it should not be, is precisely their unremitting normality.’
    • ‘The entire film is suffused with almost unremitting brutality.’
    • ‘Indeed this is a work of unremitting trepidation.’
    • ‘There is something poetic in the way the names roll, evoking notions of pride in unremitting labour, unity in poverty, resilience in hard times.’
    • ‘It began with the unremitting curfews, followed by reports of babies dying at checkpoints and snipers shooting children.’
    • ‘They just put the ball in the net in the first half, Alex Burns continuing to find the scoresheet with unremitting regularity.’
    • ‘It would also mean two weeks of unremitting toil, caring for an often inconsolable toddler who is likely to demand attention day and night for the duration of the illness.’
    relentless, unrelenting, continual, constant, continuous, unabating, unrelieved, sustained, incessant, unceasing, ceaseless, steady, unbroken, non-stop, endless, unending, persistent, perpetual, interminable, unyielding, inexorable, unsparing, without respite
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