incessant

[ in-ses-uhnt ]
/ ɪnˈsɛs ənt /

adjective

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

Origin of incessant

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

Related forms

in·ces·san·cy, in·ces·sant·ness, nounin·ces·sant·ly, adverb
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incessant

/ (ɪnˈsɛsənt) /

adjective

not ceasing; continual

Derived Forms

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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