Origin of abiding

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at abide, -ing2
Related formsa·bid·ing·ly, adverba·bid·ing·ness, nounnon·a·bid·ing, adjectivenon·a·bid·ing·ly, adverbnon·a·bid·ing·ness, nounun·a·bid·ing, adjectiveun·a·bid·ing·ly, adverbun·a·bid·ing·ness, noun

Synonyms for abiding

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Examples from the Web for unabiding

Historical Examples of unabiding

  • What when the people are rigid and unyielding, and their surroundings fluent and unabiding?

    A Tramp's Notebook

    Morley Roberts

British Dictionary definitions for unabiding


  1. permanent; enduringan abiding belief
Derived Formsabidingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unabiding



late 14c., "enduring," present participle adjective from abide (v.).

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