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I'm looking for an adjective that has a close meaning to strong, undying, relentless...

the school’s __ commitment to bring change.

I'm writing a personal statement for a school.

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You can spoil good writing by using too many adjectives. That phrase reads nicely without one. – DanSingerman Jan 27 '11 at 10:12
Can I use unrestrained commitment? – user18852 Mar 7 '12 at 15:05
@Neon Isn't commitment itself a restraint? – rdhs Mar 13 '12 at 16:36

Some of the words above, though apppropriate, do seem a bit hyperbolic. Based on your real level of commitment,


might be a good option as well. It indicates a strong commitment but not something that is necessarily on the same lines as eternal / unwavering etc

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  • unwavering
  • undying
  • relentless
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Two of these were in the OP's post. – Daniel Mar 7 '12 at 18:45
  • unfaltering
  • constant
  • continual
  • unwavering
  • eternal
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  • ongoing
  • steadfast
  • passionate
  • wholehearted
  • abiding
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I can think of two words to emphasise the meaning. Per Wiktionary, these are:

1- Deep commitment

Profound, having great meaning or import

2- Genuine commitment

Real, rather than pretended or false

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What about strong, intense, or abiding?

Regardless of the adjective, though, this phrase might come off as a little "overpandering [sic]." Maybe go with something a little less heady, like

...the school's long history of growing along with its students and with the community...

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