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  1. not ceasing or stopping; continuous: an unceasing flow of criticism.
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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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Historical Examples

  • Now she had at last found tears, and she wept noiselessly but unceasingly.

    Night and Morning, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Its pitiless words flailed him unceasingly with their stinging taunts.

  • The vulture of Greed tears the victim, remorselessly and unceasingly.

  • But as the snow descended, the song ascended as unceasingly.

    One Snowy Night

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • They are unceasingly at work, and so apparent in their labour that they have long been known.

British Dictionary definitions for unceasingly


  1. not ceasing or ending
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Derived Formsunceasingly, adverbunceasingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unceasingly



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

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