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1. relentless

adjective. ['rɪˈlɛntlɪs'] not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty.

Synonyms

  • unrelenting
  • unappeasable
  • stern
  • grim
  • implacable
  • unforgiving

Antonyms

  • fancy
  • indulgent
  • undemanding
  • cheerful

Etymology

  • -less (English)
  • -leas (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • relent (English)

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How do you pronounce relentless?

Pronounce relentless as rɪˈlɛntlɪs.

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Example sentences of the word relentless


1. Noun, singular or mass
The only way to win is to fend off a relentless flow of balloons until the timer is up.

2. Adjective
Bullying in any form is relentless, causing a teen to live in a state of constant fear.

Quotes containing the word relentless


1. My reading list grows exponentially. Every time I read a book, it'll mention three other books I feel I have to read. It's like a particularly relentless series of pop-up ads.
- A.J. Jacobs, The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible

2. I know that it's easier to look at death than it is to look at pain, because while death is irrevocable, and the grief will lessen in time, pain is too often merely relentless and irreversible.
- Robert Goolrick, The End of the World as We Know It: Scenes from a Life

3. If the mind is to emerge unscathed from this relentless struggle with the unforeseen, two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead.
- Carl von Clausewitz, On War: Volume 1

2. relentless

adjective. ['rɪˈlɛntlɪs'] never-ceasing.

Synonyms

  • persistent
  • unrelenting

Antonyms

  • flexible
  • mild
  • front

Etymology

  • -less (English)
  • -leas (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • relent (English)
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