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INCESSANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does incessant mean? 

INCESSANT (adjective)
  The adjective INCESSANT has 2 senses:

1. occurring so frequently as to seem ceaseless or uninterrupted
2. uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing

  Familiarity information: INCESSANT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INCESSANT (adjective)


Sense 1incessant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Occurring so frequently as to seem ceaseless or uninterrupted

Synonyms:

incessant; perpetual; endless

Context examples:

a child's incessant questions / your perpetual (or continual) complaints

Similar:

continual (seemingly without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series)


Sense 2incessant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing

Synonyms:

never-ending; unremitting; ceaseless; perpetual; unceasing; incessant; constant

Context examples:

the ceaseless thunder of surf / in constant pain / night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city / the never-ending search for happiness / the perpetual struggle to maintain standards in a democracy / man's unceasing warfare with drought and isolation / unremitting demands of hunger

Similar:

continuous; uninterrupted (continuing in time or space without interruption)


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