unremitting

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Etymology[edit]

1728, un- +‎ remitting, from remit,[1] of Latin origin, in now rare sense of “diminish, abate”. Not from (non-existent) *unremit.

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unremitting (comparative more unremitting, superlative most unremitting)

  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.
    • 1818, Mary Shelley, chapter 4, Frankenstein[1]:
      These thoughts supported my spirits, while I pursued my undertaking with unremitting ardour.

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  1. ^ unremitting” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).