[ in-tur-muh-nuh-buh l ]
/ ɪnˈtɜr mə nə bəl /


incapable of being terminated; unending: an interminable job.
monotonously or annoyingly protracted or continued; unceasing; incessant: I can't stand that interminable clatter.
having no limits: an interminable desert.

Origin of interminable

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English word from Late Latin word interminābilis. See in-3, terminable

OTHER WORDS FROM interminable

in·ter·mi·na·ble·ness, in·ter·mi·na·bil·i·ty, nounin·ter·mi·na·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for interminably

/ (ɪnˈtɜːmɪnəbəl) /


endless or seemingly endless because of monotony or tiresome length

Derived forms of interminable

interminability or interminableness, nouninterminably, adverb
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