What does relentless mean?

Definitions for relentless
rɪˈlɛnt lɪsre·lent·less

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grim, inexorable, relentless, stern, unappeasable, unforgiving, unrelentingadjective

    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"

  2. persistent, relentless, unrelentingadjective


    "the relentless beat of the drums"


  1. relentlessadjective

    Unrelenting or unyielding in severity

  2. relentlessadjective

    Unremitting, steady and persistent

  3. Etymology: relent + -less

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Relentlessadjective

    Etymology: from relent.

    For this th’ avenging pow’r employs his darts;
    Thus will persist, relentless in his ire,
    Till the fair slave be render’d to her fire. Dryden.

    Why should the weeping hero now
    Relentless to their wishes prove. Matthew Prior.

    Only in destroying, I find ease
    To my relentless thoughts. John Milton, Par. Lost.


  1. Relentless

    Relentless is a song written by James LeBlanc and John Paul White and recorded by American country music artist Jason Aldean. It was released in May 5, 2008 as the third and final single from Aldean's 2007 album of the same name. The song peaked at number 15 on the U. S. Billboard Hot Country Songs in late 2008.


  1. relentless

    Relentless generally refers to something or someone that is determined, persistent, unremitting, or unyielding, continuing in a vigorous or severe manner without pause, interruption or mercy. This term can describe actions, attitudes or individuals who show no signs of stopping or lessening in intensity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Relentlessadjective

    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


  1. Relentless

    Relentless is a live album by stand-up comedian and satirist Bill Hicks. It was his second CD release, and his last one before his death from pancreatic cancer in February 1994.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of relentless in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of relentless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of relentless in a Sentence

  1. Elishia Durrett-Johnson:

    Not again, just not again, just please just not again, i was relentless.... No, we are not letting go.

  2. Wade Maierhofer:

    The heat has been just relentless, that's what's baked our pastures and turned everything brown.

  3. Olivia Wilde:

    It is constant, I find that quite energizing, the relentless asking and answering of questions, leaves you buzzing. And then of course, you face plan when you get home. But it’s a different kind of exhaustion...That’s one of the reasons that I really prefer directing, because I think that the constant hum of intensity and energy lights me up.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    The lobbying that is taking place on the other side is fierce, it is well-financed, it is relentless, and in the absence of your voices, you are going to see the same array of forces that got us into the Iraq War, leading to a situation in which we forgo a historic opportunity and we are back on the path of potential military conflict.

  5. Alex Thomson:

    It's a dangerous game we're in, it's very relentless from start to end, and it's always like that. You can make good out of bad.

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    living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
    A contagious
    B ravening
    C eminent
    D tacky

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