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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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Examples from the Web for unceasingly
Historical Examples
  • Now she had at last found tears, and she wept noiselessly but unceasingly.

    Night and Morning, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Its pitiless words flailed him unceasingly with their stinging taunts.

    The Affair of the Brains Anthony Gilmore
  • The vulture of Greed tears the victim, remorselessly and unceasingly.

  • But as the snow descended, the song ascended as unceasingly.

    One Snowy Night Emily Sarah Holt
  • They are unceasingly at work, and so apparent in their labour that they have long been known.

    The Mind and the Brain

    Alfred Binet
  • From daybreak until late at night the troops labored, unceasingly.

    For Name and Fame

    G. A. Henty
  • His mind was unceasingly at work, planning the details of their move and of the new life.

    Ramona Helen Hunt Jackson
  • From below, the angry voice of the Great Falls cried out to us unceasingly.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • It is diligently at work, unceasingly at work, during every waking moment.

    What Is Man? And Other Stories Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • The trail led on unceasingly, but the brightening of the skies was deceptive.

    The Border Watch Joseph A. Altsheler
British Dictionary definitions for unceasingly


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



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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