having or seeming to have no end, limit, or conclusion; boundless; infinite; interminable; incessant: an endless series of complaints; Time is endless.
made continuous, as by joining the two ends of a single length: an endless chain or belt.

Origin of endless

before 900; Middle English endelees, Old English endelēas. See end1, -less
Related formsend·less·ly, adverbend·less·ness, nounqua·si-end·less, adjectivequa·si-end·less·ly, adverb

Synonyms for endless

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  • The endless struggle for life had taught the survivors many things.

    Ancient Man

    Hendrik Willem van Loon

  • And if our flaws are endless, God's love is truly boundless.

  • And why all these endless preparations if these men of Martindale were not killers?

  • Oh, yes, this is the counter for them to be found in endless variety.

  • For once, the mental anaesthesia of endless figures had failed him.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

British Dictionary definitions for endless



having or seeming to have no end; eternal or infinite
continuing too long or continually recurring
formed with the ends joinedan endless belt
Derived Formsendlessly, adverbendlessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for endless

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

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