unfailing

[ uhn-fey-ling ]
/ ʌnˈfeɪ lɪŋ /

adjective

not failing; not giving way; not falling short of expectation; completely dependable: an unfailing friend.
inexhaustible; endless: unfailing resources; unfailing good humor.

Nearby words

  1. unexpressed,
  2. unexpressive,
  3. unexpurgated,
  4. unfaced,
  5. unfact,
  6. unfailingly,
  7. unfair,
  8. unfair competition,
  9. unfair practice,
  10. unfairly

Origin of unfailing

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at un-1, failing

Related formsun·fail·ing·ly, adverbun·fail·ing·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for unfailing

unfailing

/ (ʌnˈfeɪlɪŋ) /

adjective

not failing; unflagging
continuous or unceasing
sure; certain
Derived Formsunfailingly, adverbunfailingness, noun

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Word Origin and History for unfailing

unfailing

adj.

late 14c., "never coming to an end, unceasing," from un- (1) "not" + gerundive of fail (v.). Related: Unfailingly.

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