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incessant

adjective

Definition: uninterrupted and continuous

Synonyms: constant, unending, ceaseless, continuous, uninterrupted, perpetual

Antonyms: temporary, periodic

Tips: Incessant literally means "not stopping." It comes from the Latin cessare, "to stop," with the prefix in-, "not." Something incessant feels like it's never-ending and is usually bothersome, like "incessant noise."

Usage Examples:

Her incessant questions were cute at first, but soon became very annoying. (constant)

My bossí incessant demands are putting so much pressure on me that Iím beginning to see physical signs of the strain. (ceaseless, constant)

I always take a month-long vacation during the summer, spend time in the country, and get away from the incessant noise and pollution of the city. (uninterrupted, perpetual)

I don't think I could live in Seattle because of the incessant rain during the winter. (continuous, non-stop)


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