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incessant

[ in-ses-uhnt ]
/ ɪnˈsɛs ənt /
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adjective

continuing without interruption; unending; ceaseless: an incessant noise.

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Origin of incessant

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English incessaunte, from Late Latin incessant-, equivalent to Latin in- negative prefix + cessant- (stem of cessāns ), present participle of cessāre “to stop work”; see in-3, cease, -ant

OTHER WORDS FROM incessant

in·ces·san·cy, in·ces·sant·ness, nounin·ces·sant·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for incessant

incessant
/ (ɪnˈsɛsənt) /

adjective

not ceasing; continual

Derived forms of incessant

incessancy or incessantness, nounincessantly, adverb

Word Origin for incessant

C16: from Late Latin incessāns, from Latin in- 1 + cessāre to cease
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