ceaseless

[sees-lis]

adjective

without stop or pause; unending; incessant.

Nearby words

  1. cease,
  2. cease and desist,
  3. cease-and-desist order,
  4. cease-fire,
  5. ceasefire,
  6. ceaselessly,
  7. ceauşescu,
  8. cebu,
  9. cebú,
  10. cec

Origin of ceaseless

First recorded in 1580–90; cease + -less

Related formscease·less·ly, adverbcease·less·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for ceaselessly

ceaseless

adjective

without stop or pause; incessant
Derived Formsceaselessly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for ceaselessly

ceaseless

adj.

1580s, from cease (n.) + -less. Related: Ceaselessly; ceaselessness.

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