Definition of relentless in English:

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Pronunciation: /rəˈlen(t)ləs/


1Oppressively constant; incessant: the relentless heat of the desert
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  • More in the crowd ask for food and water as the sun continues to cover the area with relentless heat.
  • Success follows relentless pursuit of something you absolutely believe in.
  • So he searched, and sought shelter from this relentless heat, bearing in mind the past.
persistent, continuing, constant, continual, continuous, nonstop, never-ending, unabating, interminable, incessant, unceasing, endless, unending, unremitting, unrelenting, unrelieved;
unfaltering, unflagging, untiring, unwavering, dogged, tenacious, single-minded, tireless, indefatigable
formal pertinacious
1.1Harsh or inflexible: a patient but relentless taskmaster
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  • Instead he plays figurehead to perfection, based on a huge, relentless and ruthless spin team.
  • But he's ruthless and relentless, and you always think that there might be a point in a Hollywood movie that he will draw back.
  • He was relentless, some said ruthless, and it made him one of the toughest prosecutors in the state.
harsh, grim, cruel, severe, strict, remorseless, merciless, pitiless, ruthless, unmerciful, heartless, hard-hearted, unforgiving;
inflexible, unbending, uncompromising, obdurate, unyielding



Pronunciation: /rəˈlen(t)ləsnəs/
Example sentences
  • And since ‘regimes’ have more power and relentlessness than a typical person ever does, the response is always likely to be out of proportion to the alleged offence, even if the offence was real.
  • At the very end, one's answers to the questions the world has posed with such relentlessness are to be found in the facts of one's life.
  • It is the relentlessness and the variety of the procedures available that helps the current preoccupation with beauty - both male and female - to proliferate.

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Syllabification: re·lent·less

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