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ETERNAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does eternal mean? 

ETERNAL (adjective)
  The adjective ETERNAL has 2 senses:

1. continuing forever or indefinitely
2. tiresomely long; seemingly without end

  Familiarity information: ETERNAL used as an adjective is rare.


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ETERNAL (adjective)


Sense 1eternal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Continuing forever or indefinitely

Synonyms:

unceasing; perpetual; everlasting; eternal; unending; ageless; aeonian; eonian

Context examples:

the ageless themes of love and revenge / eternal truths / life everlasting / hell's perpetual fires / the unending bliss of heaven

Similar:

lasting; permanent (continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place)


Sense 2eternal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tiresomely long; seemingly without end

Synonyms:

endless; interminable; eternal

Context examples:

endless debates / an endless conversation / the wait seemed eternal / eternal quarreling / an interminable sermon

Similar:

long (primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified)


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