incessant

[in-ses-uhnt]
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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 formsin·ces·san·cy, in·ces·sant·ness, nounin·ces·sant·ly, adverb

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regularly, constantly, perpetually, monotonously

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British Dictionary definitions for incessantly

incessant

adjective
  1. not ceasing; continual
Derived Formsincessancy or incessantness, nounincessantly, adverb

Word Origin for incessant

C16: from Late Latin incessāns, from Latin in- 1 + cessāre to cease
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Word Origin and History for incessantly

incessant

adj.

mid-15c., from Old French incessant (mid-14c.), from Late Latin incessantem (nominative incessans) "unceasing," from Latin in- "not" (see in- (1)) + cessantem (nominative cessans), present participle of cessare "cease" (see cease). Related: Incessantly (early 15c.).

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