Meaning of “unrelieved” in the English Dictionary

"unrelieved" in British English

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unrelievedadjective [ usually before noun ]

uk /ˌʌn.rɪˈliːvd/ us /ˌʌn.rɪˈliːvd/ formal

When a bad situation or emotion is unrelieved, it is continuous and never improves, not even for a short period:

She held the family together through years of unrelieved poverty.
adverb uk /ˌʌn.rɪˈliː.vɪ us /ˌʌn.rɪˈliː.vɪ

(Definition of “unrelieved” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)