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1. Not relieved: unrelieved itching.
2. Continuous or unvarying: unrelieved gloom.

un′re·liev′ed·ly (-lē′vĭd-lē) adv.


in an unrelieved manner
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While the actual Detroit rebellion may have been cathartic for some of its participants, Bigelow's movie about it is unrelievedly tragic.
For her part, Toni's character abridged her earthly existence after the death of her own dearly beloved, but the impact of her portrayal was less deep and affectingly pained, because it was generally too unrelievedly ditzy.
The most important consideration to remember is not what has transpired so far, as important as that is in shaping the media narrative which is unrelievedly hostile to Trump and protective of Clinton.
The massing and concept of the scheme is unrelievedly lumpen.
Beginning with the observation that Hawthorne was highly concerned in his second and third novels with pleasing a public that had found The Scarlet Letter unrelievedly gloomy, Wilhelm posits an author who is conflicted about the sentimental mode he employs for precisely that purpose--a sentimentalism that, while appealing to mass readers, also "robs writers of precise control over their hands, creating a product that robs readers of precise control over their emotions and bodies.
be unrelievedly miserable, wracked by pain throughout its life.
But four out of 15 members of his working party have published a minority opinion arguing the recommendations "take an unrelievedly negative and therefore unbalanced view of regulation".
German claims that "the Er myth presents an almost unrelievedly grim scene.
Haven't the leading stars of this hierarchy been galling our ears unrelievedly that they have on their backs the popular mandate of the people, among whom they have their roots deep and whose universal affection, respect and veneration they command?
An early contributor was Mary Grant, a very minor poet of banal and, to modern taste at any rate, deplorably sentimental rhymes, mostly in English, occasionally in Scots, but almost unrelievedly maudlin and lachrymose.
Especially amusing is the notion that if he were to show such an unrelievedly grave demeanor it would constitute a mask, donned to gain sympathy and increase one's sense of self-importance.