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Synonyms for relentless
rɪˈlɛnt lɪsre·lent·less

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. relentless

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

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

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. relentlessadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. relentlessadjective

    Synonyms:
    ruthless, implacable, unrelenting, inexorable, unmerciful

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How to use relentless in a sentence?

  1. Daniel Conkle:

    This 'license-to-discriminate' argument that seems to have this relentless repetition is just legally wrong, it is as if you just keep repeating something often enough it takes on a life of its own.

  2. Philip Luther:

    There is strong evidence that Israeli forces committed war crimes in their relentless and massive bombardment of residential areas of Rafah in order to foil the capture of Lieutenant Hadar Goldin, displaying a shocking disregard for civilian lives, they carried out a series of disproportionate or otherwise indiscriminate attacks, which they have completely failed to investigate independently.

  3. Vadym Boychenko:

    The city is in a very, very difficult state of siege, relentless shelling of residential blocks is ongoing, airplanes have been dropping bombs on residential areas. The Russian occupants are using heavy artillery, including Grad multiple rocket launchers.

  4. Jim Carroll:

    Our No. 1 goal is to save American lives, and this comprehensive plan reaffirms President Trump's commitment to addressing the opioid crisis aggressively and in partnership with our partners across the nation, we must be relentless in our efforts to tackle the scourge of addiction that has affected so many families and communities across the United States. The Strategy builds upon our current whole-of-government approach that educates Americans about the dangers of drug abuse, ensures those struggling with addiction get the help they need, and stops the flow of illegal drugs across our borders.

  5. Sander Levin:

    All the Democratic candidates would be superior to four more years of endless Trump lies and divisiveness and incivility. All would end Trump's relentless injection of venom against those who disagree with him and his endless elevation of his personal interest and ego above the interests of the nation, i have concluded that Vice President Joe Biden has the best chance of defeating Donald Trump -- and the best chance of winning Michigan's electoral votes.


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