[ ev-er-las-ting, -lah-sting ]
/ ˌɛv ərˈlæs tɪŋ, -ˈlɑ stɪŋ /


lasting forever; eternal: everlasting future life.
lasting or continuing for an indefinitely long time: the everlasting hills.
incessant; constantly recurring: He is plagued by everlasting attacks of influenza.
wearisome; tedious: She tired of his everlasting puns.



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Origin of everlasting

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at ever, lasting

OTHER WORDS FROM everlasting

ev·er·last·ing·ly, adverbev·er·last·ing·ness, nounqua·si-ev·er·last·ing, adjectivequa·si-ev·er·last·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for everlasting

/ (ˌɛvəˈlɑːstɪŋ) /


never coming to an end; eternal
lasting for an indefinitely long period
lasting so long or occurring so often as to become tedious; incessantI cannot bear her everlasting complaints


endless duration; eternity
Also called: everlasting flower another name for immortelle See also cat's-foot

Derived forms of everlasting

everlastingly, adverbeverlastingness, noun
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