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RELENTLESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does relentless mean? 

RELENTLESS (adjective)
  The adjective RELENTLESS has 2 senses:

1. not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
2. never-ceasing

  Familiarity information: RELENTLESS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RELENTLESS (adjective)


Sense 1relentless [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty

Synonyms:

unappeasable; relentless; inexorable; grim; unrelenting; stern; unforgiving

Context examples:

grim determination / grim necessity / Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty / relentless persecution / the stern demands of parenthood

Similar:

implacable (incapable of being placated)


Sense 2relentless [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Never-ceasing

Synonyms:

persistent; relentless; unrelenting

Context example:

the relentless beat of the drums

Similar:

continual (seemingly without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series)


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