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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

    never-ceasing

    "the relentless beat of the drums"

Wiktionary

  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.

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Edward Acton:

    The overnight action with the flight to quality in China, and Europe as well, is a continuation of a larger move in the last six to eight trading sessions of a relentless flattening of the yield curve.

  2. Xavier Becerra:

    We will be relentless in this fight for consumer choice and real competition.

  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. Dougie Hamilton:

    We were relentless. We just kept going at them, the crowd was unbelievable. It was one of the loudest buildings Ive ever played in, and just so fun.

  5. Rashida Tlaib:

    Freedom of speech doesn't exist for Muslim women in Congress, the benefit of the doubt doesn't exist for Muslim women in Congress. House Democratic leadership should be ashamed of its relentless, exclusive tone policing of Congresswomen of color.

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