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endless

[end-lis] /ˈɛnd lɪs/
adjective
1.
having or seeming to have no end, limit, or conclusion; boundless; infinite; interminable; incessant:
an endless series of complaints; Time is endless.
2.
made continuous, as by joining the two ends of a single length:
an endless chain or belt.
Origin of endless
900
before 900; Middle English endelees, Old English endelēas. See end1, -less
Related forms
endlessly, adverb
endlessness, noun
quasi-endless, adjective
quasi-endlessly, adverb
Synonyms
1. limitless, illimitable, unending, unceasing, continuous, perpetual. See eternal.
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  • This made him a nuisance, and a source of endless trouble in the family.

    The Jungle Upton Sinclair
  • A man of endless craving, who never tires of teaching, I might be called, but that is all.

  • Late at night I would hear from afar their stumbling footsteps and their voices raised in endless argument.

    The Mirror of the Sea Joseph Conrad
  • These ordinances were the subject of endless and angry discussion.

  • The ball had possession of the ground floor and first floor, and the house seemed to be endless.

    The Way We Live Now Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for endless

endless

/ˈɛndlɪs/
adjective
1.
having or seeming to have no end; eternal or infinite
2.
continuing too long or continually recurring
3.
formed with the ends joined: an endless belt
Derived Forms
endlessly, adverb
endlessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for endless
adj.

Old English endeleas; see end (n.) + -less. Related: Endlessly. Old English used endeleasnes for "infinity, eternity."

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