unremitting


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un·re·mit·ting

 (ŭn′rĭ-mĭt′ĭng)
adj.
Never slackening; persistent.

un′re·mit′ting·ly adv.
un′re·mit′ting·ness n.

unremitting

(ˌʌnrɪˈmɪtɪŋ)
adj
never slackening or stopping; unceasing; constant
ˌunreˈmittingly adv
ˌunreˈmittingness n

un•re•mit•ting

(ˌʌn rɪˈmɪt ɪŋ)

adj.
not slackening or abating; incessant: unremitting noise.
[1720–30]
un`re•mit′ting•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unremitting - uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuingunremitting - uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing; "the ceaseless thunder of surf"; "in constant pain"; "night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city"; "the never-ending search for happiness"; "the perpetual struggle to maintain standards in a democracy"; "man's unceasing warfare with drought and isolation"; "unremitting demands of hunger"
continuous, uninterrupted - continuing in time or space without interruption; "a continuous rearrangement of electrons in the solar atoms results in the emission of light"- James Jeans; "a continuous bout of illness lasting six months"; "lived in continuous fear"; "a continuous row of warehouses"; "a continuous line has no gaps or breaks in it"; "moving midweek holidays to the nearest Monday or Friday allows uninterrupted work weeks"

unremitting

adjective constant, continuous, relentless, perpetual, continual, unbroken, incessant, diligent, unabated, unwavering, indefatigable, remorseless, assiduous, unceasing, sedulous, unwearied boarding school, where I spent six years of unremitting misery thanks to his unremitting efforts

unremitting

adjective
Translations

unremitting

[ˈʌnrɪˈmɪtɪŋ] ADJincansable; (= continuous) → continuo

unremitting

[ˌʌnrɪˈmɪtɪŋ] adj [misery, boredom] → absolu(e); [hostility, effort, struggle] → acharné(e)

unremitting

adj efforts, toilunaufhörlich, unablässig; zealunermüdlich; hatredunversöhnlich

unremitting

[ˌʌnrɪˈmɪtɪŋ] (frm) adj (activity) → senza sosta, incessante; (efforts, demands) → costante; (hatred) → irriducibile, implacabile
References in classic literature ?
It was doubtless due to his unremitting labors with the youthful Norman, during the period that the boy's character was most amenable to strong impressions, that the policy of the mighty outlaw was in many respects pure and lofty.
Returning weary from each day's unremitting effort, he drugged himself to sleep, knowing that on the morrow he would rise up with a dry and burning mouth and repeat the program.
In short, they alone, by their unremitting toil and sacrifice, stood between weak humanity and the all-devouring beast; and they believed it, firmly believed it.
These thoughts supported my spirits, while I pursued my undertaking with unremitting ardour.
Wardle, each vying with the other in paying zealous and unremitting attentions to the old lady, crowded round her easy-chair, one holding her ear-trumpet, another an orange, and a third a smelling-bottle, while a fourth was busily engaged in patting and punching the pillows which were arranged for her support.
Quiet and peaceable in his disposition, he hoped, by unremitting diligence, to avert from himself at least a portion of the evils of his condition.
She is a charming creature, but her blithe spirit is almost broken, and her sweet temper almost spoiled, by the still unremitting persecutions of her mother in behalf of her rejected suitor - not violent, but wearisome and unremitting like a continual dropping.
It is difficult to disconnect the idea of ships' anchors from the idea of the ship's chief mate - the man who sees them go down clear and come up sometimes foul; because not even the most unremitting care can always prevent a ship, swinging to winds and tide, from taking an awkward turn of the cable round stock or fluke.
He writes most gratefully of Sir James's unremitting kindness to him.
All this while, the labors at the infant settlement went on with unremitting assiduity, and, by the 26th of September, a commodious mansion, spacious enough to accommodate all hands, was completed.
With unremitting zeal he had worked to beautify the interior of the cabin.
We hear enough, and more than enough, of persons who successfully cultivate the Arts--of the remarkable manner in which fitness for their vocation shows itself in early life, of the obstacles which family prejudice places in their way, and of the unremitting devotion which has led to the achievement of glorious results.