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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

UNRELENT'ING, a.
1. Not relenting; having no pity; hard; cruel; as an unrelenting heart.
2. Not yielding to pity; as unrelenting cruelty.
3. Not yielding to circumstances; inflexibly rigid; as an unrelenting rule.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty; "grim determination"; "grim necessity"; "Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty"; "relentless persecution"; "the stern demands of parenthood" [syn: grim, inexorable, relentless, stern, unappeasable, unforgiving, unrelenting]
2: harsh; "the brutal summer sun"; "a brutal winter" [syn: brutal, unrelenting]
3: never-ceasing; "the relentless beat of the drums" [syn: persistent, relentless, unrelenting]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1588 1. not softening or yielding in determination ; hard, stern <an unrelenting leader> 2. not letting up or weakening in vigor or pace ; constant <the unrelenting struggle> unrelentingly adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 not relenting or yielding. 2 unmerciful. 3 not abating or relaxing. Derivatives: unrelentingly adv. unrelentingness n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Unrelenting Un`re*lent"ing, a. Not relenting; unyielding; rigid; hard; stern; cruel. -- Un`re*lent"ing*ly, adv. -- Un`re*lent"ing*ness, n.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If you describe someone's behaviour as unrelenting, you mean that they are continuing to do something in a very determined way, often without caring whether they hurt or embarrass other people. She established her authority with unrelenting thoroughness... In the face of severe opposition and unrelenting criticism, the task seemed overwhelming. = relentless ADJ 2. If you describe something unpleasant as unrelenting, you mean that it continues without stopping. ...an unrelenting downpour of rain. ADJ

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Inexorable, implacable, pitiless, relentless, merciless, ruthless, unmerciful, uncompassionate, hard, cruel, unpitying, stern, harsh, bitter, austere, rigorous, remorseless, unsparing. 2. Rigid, severe, inflexible, inexorable.

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