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con·tin·u·al

 (kən-tĭn′yo͞o-əl)
adj.
1. Recurring regularly or frequently: continual improvements in technology.
2. Not interrupted; steady: a process that requires continual monitoring.

con·tin′u·al·ly adv.
Synonyms: continual, continuous, ceaseless, constant, incessant, perpetual, eternal, perennial
These adjectives mean occurring without stopping or occurring repeatedly over a long period of time. Continual is often restricted to what is intermittent or repeated at intervals: The continual banging of the shutter in the wind gave me a headache. But it can also imply a lack of interruption, the focus of continuous and ceaseless: The fugitive was living in a state of continual fear. The police put the house under continuous surveillance. We listened to the ceaseless babble of the stream. Constant stresses steadiness or persistence and unvarying nature: The constant ticking of the clock lulled him to sleep. Incessant adds to constant the suggestion of annoying repetition: The dog's incessant barking kept him up all night. Perpetual emphasizes both steadiness and duration: One side of the moon is in perpetual darkness. Eternal refers to what is everlasting, especially to what is seemingly without temporal beginning or end: "That freedom can be retained only by the eternal vigilance which has always been its price" (Elmer Davis).
Perennial describes existence that goes on year after year, often with the suggestion of self-renewal: The candidates discussed the perennial problem of urban poverty.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.continually - seemingly without interruption; "complained continually that there wasn't enough money"

continually

adverb
1. constantly, always, all the time, forever, aye (Scot.), endlessly, eternally, incessantly, nonstop, interminably, everlastingly, twenty-four-seven (informal) The large rotating fans whirred continually.
2. repeatedly, often, frequently, many times, over and over, again and again, time and (time) again, persistently, time after time, many a time and oft (archaic or poetic) He continually changed his mind.
Translations
بِاسْتِمْراربِاسْتِمرار، بِتَتَابُع
neustáleustavičně
igen og igenvedvarende
jatkuvasti
neprekidno
sífellt
継続的に
끊임없이
neprekinjenostalno
ständigt
อย่างต่อเนื่อง
sürekli bir şekildesürekli olarak
một cách liên tục

continually

[kənˈtɪnjʊəlɪ] ADVcontinuamente, constantemente

continually

[kənˈtɪnjʊəli] adv (= constantly) → continuellement, sans cesse; [change, try, look for] → continuellement; [frustrated, updated] → continuellement

continually

adv (= repeatedly)(an)dauernd, ständig; (= ceaselessly)ununterbrochen, pausenlos

continually

[kənˈtɪnjʊəlɪ] advcontinuamente, senza tregua, di continuo

continue

(kənˈtinjuː) verb
1. to go on being, doing etc; to last or keep on. She continued to run; They continued running; He will continue in his present job; The noise continued for several hours; The road continues for 150 kilometres.
2. to go on (with) often after a break or pause. He continued his talk after the interval; This story is continued on p.53.
conˈtinual adjective
very frequent; repeated many times. continual interruptions.
conˈtinually adverb
conˌtinuˈation noun
1. the act of continuing, often after a break or pause. the continuation of his studies.
2. something which carries on, especially a further part of a story etc. This is a continuation of what he said last week.
ˌcontiˈnuity (kon-) noun
1. the state of being continuous or logically related. It is important to children to have some continuity in their education.
2. the detailed arrangement of the parts of a story etc for a film script etc.
adjective
a continuity girl.
conˈtinuous adjective
joined together, or going on, without interruption. a continuous series; continuous rain; continuous movement.
conˈtinuously adverb
It rained continuously all day.

continual means frequent, again and again.
continuous means non-stop, without interruption.

continually

بِاسْتِمْرار neustále vedvarende ununterbrochen συνεχώς continuamente jatkuvasti continuellement neprekidno continuamente 継続的に 끊임없이 aanhoudend vedvarende ciągle continuamente постоянно ständigt อย่างต่อเนื่อง sürekli olarak một cách liên tục 连续地
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Although the oldest, Jo had the least self-control, and had hard times trying to curb the fiery spirit which was continually getting her into trouble.
In the office he wore also a linen duster with huge pockets into which he continually stuffed scraps of paper.
The prowling wolves diverted my nocturnal hours with perpetual howlings; and the various species of animals in this vast forest, in the daytime, were continually in my view.
Carr, with his most serious aspect, "of you and Jessie in this matter; but it may be a serious thing to these young men to be thrown continually in the company of two attractive girls.
The play and slight agitation of the water, in its upward gush, wrought magically with these variegated pebbles, and made a continually shifting apparition of quaint figures, vanishing too suddenly to be definable.
It was marvellous to observe how the ghosts of bygone meals were continually rising up before him -- not in anger or retribution, but as if grateful for his former appreciation, and seeking to repudiate an endless series of enjoyment.
And, by and by, it came to pass, that he was almost continually in the air; but, as yet, for all that he said, or perceptibly did, on the at last sunny deck, he seemed as unnecessary there as another mast.
They left a great, wide wake, as though continually unrolling a great wide parchment upon the sea.
I used all my strength, but I could not get on, and was obliged continually to stop.
On the contrary, the speeding-up seemed to be growing more savage all the time; they were continually inventing new devices to crowd the work on--it was for all the world like the thumbscrew of the medieval torture chamber.
Nevertheless I am continually with thee; thou hast holden me by my right hand.
Trade and commerce, if they were not made of india-rubber, would never manage to bounce over obstacles which legislators are continually putting in their way; and if one were to judge these men wholly by the effects of their actions and not partly by their intentions, they would deserve to be classed and punished with those mischievious persons who put obstructions on the railroads.