AskDefine | Define unremitting

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unremitting adj : 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" [syn: ceaseless, constant, incessant, never-ending, perpetual, unceasing]

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  1. incessant; never slackening
    • 1961: J. A. Philip. Mimesis in the Sophistês of Plato. In: Proceedings and Transactions of the American Philological Association 92. p. 467.
      We can achieve this god‐likeness only by unremitting and strenuous effort of the intellect.


  • Portuguese: contínuo

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abiding, ageless, ardent, articulated, assiduous, catenated, ceaseless, changeless, chattering, coeternal, concatenated, connected, constant, continual, continued, continuing, continuous, cyclical, dateless, diligent, direct, dogged, endless, enduring, energetic, eternal, eterne, ever-being, ever-durable, ever-during, everlasting, everliving, faithful, featureless, fervent, gapless, hard, hardworking, immediate, immemorial, immutable, inalterable, incessant, incommutable, inconvertible, indefatigable, indefeasible, indestructible, indomitable, industrious, inert, infinite, insistent, insusceptible of change, interminable, intransmutable, invariable, invincible, irretrievable, irreversible, irrevocable, joined, jointless, laborious, lasting, linked, loyal, machine gun, monotonous, never idle, never-ceasing, never-ending, never-tiring, noble, nonreturnable, nonreversible, nonstop, nonterminating, nonterminous, obstinate, olamic, oscillating, patient, patient as Job, perdurable, perennial, periodic, permanent, perpetual, perseverant, persevering, persistent, persisting, pertinacious, plodding, plugging, preoccupied, pulsating, rapid, rapt, recurrent, regular, relentless, remaining, repeated, repetitive, resolute, reverseless, round-the-clock, running, seamless, sedulous, sempiternal, serried, single-minded, sleepless, slogging, smooth, stable, staccato, staying, steadfast, steady, sticking, straight, strenuous, stubborn, stuttering, sustained, tenacious, timeless, tireless, twenty-four-hour, unabating, unalterable, unalterative, unaltered, unbroken, unceasing, unchangeable, unchanged, unchanging, unconquerable, undaunted, undeflectable, undeviating, undifferentiated, undiscouraged, undrooping, undying, unending, unfailing, unfaltering, unflagging, unflinching, uniform, unintermitted, unintermittent, unintermitting, uninterrupted, unmodifiable, unnodding, unrelaxing, unrelenting, unrelieved, unrestorable, unreturnable, unsleeping, unsparing, unstopped, unsusceptible, unswerving, untiring, unvariable, unvarying, unwavering, unwearied, unwearying, unwinking, utterly attentive, vehement, vibrating, weariless, without end, zealous
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