Definition for RE-LENT'LESS


Unmoved by pity; unpitying; insensible to the distresses of others; destitute of tenderness; as, a prey to relentless despotism. For this th' avenging pow'r employs his darts, / Thus will persist, relentless in his ire. – Dryden. Relentless thoughts, in Milton, may signify unremitted, intently fixed on disquieting objects. – Johnson. [This sense of the word is unusual and not to be countenanced.]

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