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relentless

re·lent·less

relentless

 
 
pronunciation:
rih lent lihs
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: without mercy or compassion; unyielding or stern.
The relentless army stormed through the towns and villages.The tyrant was relentless in his persecutions of innocent people.
synonyms:
harsh, inexorable, inflexible, merciless, pitiless, remorseless, rigid, severe, unrelenting
similar words:
cruel, rigorous, ruthless, stern, stiff, strict, uncompromising, unyielding
definition 2: without stopping or slackening; persistent or unremitting.
The rain was relentless for the entire holiday.The relentless bombings continued into the night.
synonyms:
dogged, persistent, unmitigated, unremitting
similar words:
constant, inexorable, persevering, stubborn, unceasing, unrelenting, unrelieved
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derivations: relentlessly (adv.), relentlessness (n.)
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