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Origin of unceasing

1350–1400; Middle English uncesynge; see un-1, cease, -ing2
Related formsun·ceas·ing·ly, adverbun·ceas·ing·ness, noun
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  1. not ceasing or ending
Derived Formsunceasingly, adverbunceasingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unceasing

late 14c., from un- (1) "not" + present participle of cease. Related: Unceasingly (mid-14c.).

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