AskDefine | Define unrelenting

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unrelenting 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]
2 never-ceasing; "the relentless beat of the drums" [syn: persistent, relentless]

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  1. Not relenting; having no pity; not being or becoming lenient, mild, gentle, or merciful; unyielding; inflexibly rigid; hard; stern; cruel.



Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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