Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to relentlessness: indisposed


1. Unyielding in severity or strictness; unrelenting: relentless persecution.
2. Steady and persistent; unremitting: a relentless drumbeat.

re·lent′less·ly adv.
re·lent′less·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.relentlessness - mercilessness characterized by an unwillingness to relent or let up; "the relentlessness or their pursuit"
unmercifulness, mercilessness - inhumaneness evidenced by an unwillingness to be kind or forgiving


عَدم رأفَه، قَسْوَه
acımasızlıkaman vermezlik


(rəˈlent) verb
to become less severe or unkind; to agree after refusing at first. At first she wouldn't let them go to the cinema, but in the end she relented.
reˈlentless adjective
without pity; not allowing anything to keep one from what one is doing or trying to do. The police fight a relentless battle against crime.
reˈlentlessly adverb
reˈlentlessness noun
References in classic literature ?
But at that he would gladly have had them all back in the land of the living could he thus have been freed from the menace of the frightful creatures who pursued him with awful relentlessness, screaming and growling at him every time they came within sight of him.
Then it was that the cruelty of the sea, its relentlessness and awfulness, rushed upon me.
But unlike Pacquiao, who is known for his relentlessness inside the ring, Ancajas was more of a scientific fighter like former Filipino champion Gerry Penalosa.
Such relentlessness was once a hallmark of Australia.
On another level Abdelkarim Harouni said that the Popular Front (FP) is involved in the recent acts of violence in several regions, regretting the relentlessness of some political parties of the left against Ennahdha.
These are the men who convince themselves they're too vibrant, complex or fascinating to be ruled by the routine and relentlessness of domestic life.
Unfortunately, Chidi's attempt doesn't work, as the immortal being continues to spit out some existential remarks: "Parties are mere distraction from the relentlessness of entropy.
Your hard work and relentlessness against illegal drugs have resulted in the neutralization and apprehension of drug personalities and the confiscation of drugs and drug paraphernalia, making your area of responsibility safer from the drug menace.
The Interior Ministry has paid tribute to Najwa and vowed no relentlessness in "fighting forces of dark".
The repetitive nature of the narrative mirrors the relentlessness of Rami's situation--her desire for agency and her acceptance that only her mother's generation's marriage practices create any space for women to find power in the household--to such an extreme that the novel ends with a surprise borne of traditional ways.
But the relentlessness of the celebrity press, the "stupidity" of some journalists and the hatred of certain Internet users required him to speak up, he said.
These awards are an indication of our relentlessness when it comes to staying ahead of the times and innovating for the future today.