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[uhn-see-sing] /ʌnˈsi sɪŋ/
not ceasing or stopping; continuous:
an unceasing flow of criticism.
Origin of unceasing
1350-1400; Middle English uncesynge; see un-1, cease, -ing2
Related forms
unceasingly, adverb
unceasingness, noun Unabridged
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  • Such a process of unceasing change is also a discipline of perpetual emptiness.

    The Book-lover James Baldwin
  • This flow of moral sewage to our shores is constant and unceasing.

  • The unceasing roar of the main current could be heard from far away.

    Stories from Tagore Rabindranath Tagore
  • So shall our joy be unspeakable and unceasing; so shall we give Him the glory.

    Holy in Christ Andrew Murray
  • This wind does not suit her at all; this unceasing, this wearisome wind—this agitating, terrible wind!

    Wenderholme Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  • There is no doubt that life as a whole is an evolution, that is, an unceasing transformation.

    Creative Evolution Henri Bergson
  • When he reached the edge of the town he halted a moment, and then heard the firing of artillery in an unceasing roar.

    Hero Tales From American History Henry Cabot Lodge, and Theodore Roosevelt
British Dictionary definitions for unceasing


not ceasing or ending
Derived Forms
unceasingly, adverb
unceasingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unceasing

late 14c., from un- (1) "not" + present participle of cease. Related: Unceasingly (mid-14c.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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