What is another word for relentlessness?

Pronunciation: [ɹɪlˈɛntləsnəs] (IPA)

Relentlessness refers to the state of being persistent, tenacious, and unyielding. It can also mean determination, doggedness, and perseverance. Other synonyms for the word include steadfastness, endurance, and grit. It can also mean being relentless or merciless, showing no mercy or compassion. Unflinching, unwavering, and unrelenting are other words that describe relentlessness. It is a trait that is highly valued in individuals who are driven and ambitious and who work hard to achieve their goals. Those who possess relentlessness do not easily give up and are willing to go above and beyond to achieve success.

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A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Relentlessness

And steadily, though there was a pallor on his own face, which should have told her the terrible relentlessness of his intention, he counted: "One, two, three."
"The Everlasting Whisper"
Jackson Gregory
He should have the alert brain of a Robespierre, the physical strength of a Danton, the relentlessness of a Marat.
"The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel"
Baroness Orczy
And Wixy, with his third, and half of the Chicken's third, of the proceeds of the criminal job that had led to the death of the Chicken, knowing the relentlessness of Mother Smith, that female Fagin of Chicago, considered that he would be doing well to purchase his freedom for five hundred dollars.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective"
Ellis Parker Butler

Famous quotes with Relentlessness

  • Our enemies are our evil deeds and their memories, our pride, our selfishness, our malice, our passions, which by conscience or by habit pursue us with a relentlessness past the power of figure to express.
    George A. Smith
  • Under Milton Friedman’s influence, the free-market ideology shifted toward unmitigated laissez-faire. Whereas earlier advocates had worried about the stringent conditions that were needed for unregulated markets to work their magic, Friedman was the master of clever (sometimes too clever) arguments to the effect that those conditions were not really needed, or that they were actually met in real-world markets despite what looked a lot like evidence to the contrary. He was a natural-born debater: single-minded, earnestly persuasive, ingenious, and relentless. My late friend and colleague Paul Samuelson, who was often cast as Friedman’s opponent in such jousts, written and oral, once remarked that he often felt that he had won every argument and lost the debate. As for relentlessness: Professor Friedman came to my department to give a talk to graduate students in economics. The custom was that, after the seminar, the speaker and a small group of students would have dinner together, and continue discussion. On one such occasion I went along for the dinner. The conversation was lively and predictable. I had a long drive home, so at about ten o’clock I excused myself and left. Next morning I saw one of the students and asked how the rest of the dinner had gone. “Well,” he replied, “Professor Friedman kept arguing and arguing, and after a while I heard myself agreeing to things I knew weren’t true.” I suspect that was not the only such occasion.
    Milton Friedman
  • The corruption inherent in absolute power derives from the fact that such power is never free from the tendency to turn man into a thing, and press him back into the matrix of nature from which he has risen. For the impulse of power is to turn every variable into a constant, and give to commands the inexorableness and relentlessness of laws of nature. Hence absolute power corrupts even when exercised for humane purposes. The benevolent despot who sees himself as a shepherd of the people still demands from others the submissiveness of sheep. The taint inherent in absolute power is not its inhumanity but its anti-humanity.
    Eric Hoffer

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