Definition of "relentless" []

  • Unyielding in severity or strictness; unrelenting: relentless persecution. (adjective)
  • Steady and persistent; unremitting: the relentless beat of the drums. (adjective)
  • (of an enemy, hostile attitude, etc) implacable; inflexible; inexorable (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (of pace or intensity) sustained; unremitting (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "relentless" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Christie's aides say the governor hasn't budged from his months-long insistence that he won't enter the presidential fray, despite what one described as a "relentless" stream of calls over the last week from prominent Republicans urging him to run."
  • "This is what I call the relentless rules of humble arithmetic from Justice Brandeis."
  • "Those aren't students fighting, but that is a student on top of Berry in what she calls a relentless beating all caught on a cell phone camera."