endless

[end-lis]
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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

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

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Related Words for endlessness

eternity, permanence, perpetuity, perpetuation, eternality, forever

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British Dictionary definitions for endlessness

endless

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

endless

adj.

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

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