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Synonyms for relentless
rɪˈlɛnt lɪsre·lent·less

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. relentless

    That is severe which is devoid of all softness, mildness, tenderness, indulgence or levity, or (in literature and art) devoid of unnecessary ornament, amplification, or embellishment of any kind; as, a severe style; as said of anything painful, severe signifies such as heavily taxes endurance or resisting power; as, a severe pain, fever, or winter. Rigid signifies primarily stiff, resisting any effort to change its shape; a corpse is said to be rigid in death; hence, in metaphorical sense, a rigid person or character is one that resists all efforts to change the will or course of conduct; a rigid rule or statement is one that admits of no deviation. Rigorous is nearly akin to rigid, but is a stronger word, having reference to action or active qualities, as rigid does to state or character; a rigid rule may be rigorously enforced. Strict (Latin stringo, bind) signifies bound or stretched tight, tense, strenuously exact. Stern unites harshness and authority with strictness or severity; stern, as said even of inanimate objects, suggests something authoritative or forbidding. Austere signifies severely simple or temperate, strict in self-restraint or discipline, and similarly unrelenting toward others. We speak of austere morality, rigid rules, rigorous discipline, stern commands, severe punishment, harsh speech or a harsh voice, hard requirements, strict injunctions, and strict obedience. Strict discipline holds one exactly and unflinchingly to the rule; rigorous discipline punishes severely any infraction of it. The austere character is seldom lovely, but it is always strong and may be grand, commanding, and estimable.

    Synonyms:
    austere, hard, harsh, inexorable, inflexible, morose, rigid, rigorous, severe, stern, stiff, strict, uncompromising, unmitigated, unrelenting, unyielding

    Antonyms:
    affable, bland, easy, genial, gentle, indulgent, lenient, mild, pliable, soft, sweet, tender, tractable, yielding

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. relentless

    Synonyms:
    cruel, inexorable, unyielding, remorseless, unmerciful, truculent

    Antonyms:
    yielding, humane, feeling, clement, merciful, compassionate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grim, inexorable, relentless, stern, unappeasable, unforgiving, unrelentingadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    down(p), dispirited, downcast, intransigent, brutal, exacting, severe, forbidding, persistent, austere, dismal, dark, sick, disconsolate, black, grisly, low, unrelenting, down in the mouth, stern, blue, unappeasable, gruesome, macabre, downhearted, grim, mordant, stark, dour, adamantine, strict, unforgiving, sorry, gloomy, drab, ghastly, depressed, dingy, inexorable, dreary, drear, low-spirited, adamant

    Antonyms:
    placable, sporadic

  2. persistent, relentless, unrelentingadjective

    never-ceasing

    "the relentless beat of the drums"

    Synonyms:
    unappeasable, inexorable, lasting, persistent, unrelenting, tenacious, dour, haunting, stern, unyielding, grim, dogged, unforgiving, brutal, pertinacious

    Antonyms:
    sporadic, placable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. relentlessadjective

    Synonyms:
    unrelenting, unpitying, unforgiving, implacable, inexorable, unappeasable, cruel, vindictive, rancorous, merciless, unmerciful, uncompassionate, pitiless, hard

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. relentlessadjective

    Synonyms:
    ruthless, implacable, unrelenting, inexorable, unmerciful

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How to use relentless in a sentence?

  1. Lao Tse, In a discussion with Confucious about the true nature of humanity.:

    Give up your relentless moralizing, the continual pinpricks which pierce the skin of your fellows. The distinction between good and evil is the sickness of the mind. Give up your morals, and the people will regain a love of their fellows.

  2. Lee Hardman:

    In the near-term, though, there is still a risk that the US rebound can extend further following to heavy sell off at the end of last year, the relentless move higher in global equity markets has lost some upward momentum at the start of this year, which is creating a more supportive backdrop for the US dollar in the near-term. The slow initial roll out of vaccines in Europe is also creating some concern that it risks undermining the outlook for global recovery in 2021 and boosting the relative appeal of the US dollar.

  3. Elvis Picardo:

    The question is, what does this relentless decline in crude oil tell us about the state of the global economy? The impact on oil-exporting countries such as Canada is quite substantial, it's a case where oil is breaking through one downside support level after another. At this point, it's 'sell the energy producers first and worry about the implications later'.

  4. Hans Dieter Poetsch:

    We will be relentless in seeking to establish who was responsible, everything is on the table. Nothing will be swept under the carpet.

  5. Dan Theodorescu:

    Poverty has been a relentless obstacle to receiving cancer care because of lack of, or low insurance coverage. Getting to the oncologist often takes longer and options may be more limited.

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