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in·ces·sant

 (ĭn-sĕs′ənt)
adj.
Continuing without interruption. See Synonyms at continual.

[Middle English incessaunte, from Late Latin incessāns, incessant- : Latin in-, not; see in-1 + Latin cessāns, present participle of cessāre, to stop; see cease.]

in·ces′san·cy n.
in·ces′sant·ly adv.

incessant

(ɪnˈsɛsənt)
adj
not ceasing; continual
[C16: from Late Latin incessāns, from Latin in-1 + cessāre to cease]
inˈcessancy, inˈcessantness n
inˈcessantly adv

in•ces•sant

(ɪnˈsɛs ənt)

adj.
continuing without interruption; unending: an incessant noise.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin incessant-, s. of incessāns= Latin in- in-3 + cessāns, present participle of cessāre to stop work; see cease, -ant]
in•ces′sant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.incessant - uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuingincessant - uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing; "the ceaseless thunder of surf"; "in constant pain"; "night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city"; "the never-ending search for happiness"; "the perpetual struggle to maintain standards in a democracy"; "man's unceasing warfare with drought and isolation"; "unremitting demands of hunger"
continuous, uninterrupted - continuing in time or space without interruption; "a continuous rearrangement of electrons in the solar atoms results in the emission of light"- James Jeans; "a continuous bout of illness lasting six months"; "lived in continuous fear"; "a continuous row of warehouses"; "a continuous line has no gaps or breaks in it"; "moving midweek holidays to the nearest Monday or Friday allows uninterrupted work weeks"

incessant

incessant

adjective
Translations
دائِم، غَير مُنْقَطِع
neustálý
uafbrudtuophørlig
folytonos
sífelldur
nesiliaujamas
nemitīgsnepārtraukts

incessant

[ɪnˈsesnt] ADJ [rain, demands, complaints, fighting] → incesante, constante

incessant

[ɪnˈsɛsənt] adj [noise, demand] → incessant(e)

incessant

adjunaufhörlich, unablässig; complaints alsonicht abreißend; noiseununterbrochen

incessant

[ɪnˈsɛsnt] adjincessante

incessant

(inˈsesnt) adjective
going on without stopping. incessant noise.
inˈcessantly adverb

incessant

a. incesante, constante.
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Cries, oaths, voices calling to each other, and the reports of muskets, were now quick and incessant, and, apparently, on every side of them.
I mention this peaceful spot with all possible laud for it is in such little retired Dutch valleys, found here and there embosomed in the great State of New York, that population, manners, and customs remain fixed, while the great torrent of migration and improvement, which is making such incessant changes in other parts of this restless country, sweeps by them unobserved.
At length, by dint of much wriggling, and loud and incessant expostulations upon the unbecomingness of his hugging a fellow male in that matrimonial sort of style,
Not so with the whale; one of whose peculiarities it is, to have an entire nonvalvular structure of the blood-vessels, so that when pierced even by so small a point as a harpoon, a deadly drain is at once begun upon his whole arterial system; and when this is heightened by the extraordinary pressure of water at a great distance below the surface, his life may be said to pour from him in incessant streams.
There were others, which made incessant mention of "Jordan's banks," and "Canaan's fields," and the "New Jerusalem;" for the negro mind, impassioned and imaginative, always attaches itself to hymns and expressions of a vivid and pictorial nature; and, as they sung, some laughed, and some cried, and some clapped hands, or shook hands rejoicingly with each other, as if they had fairly gained the other side of the river.
And let me tell you, scholars, that I asked Rebecca to stand by the pail only to break up this habit of incessant drinking, which is nothing but empty-mindedness and desire to walk to and fro over the floor.
It was not closed, however, it still remained ajar; but by engaging the housekeeper in incessant conversation, she hoped to make it practicable for him to chuse his own subject in the adjoining room.
Edward was now fixed at the cottage at least for a week;--for whatever other claims might be made on him, it was impossible that less than a week should be given up to the enjoyment of Elinor's company, or suffice to say half that was to be said of the past, the present, and the future;--for though a very few hours spent in the hard labor of incessant talking will despatch more subjects than can really be in common between any two rational creatures, yet with lovers it is different.
Think of the task you undertook--one of incessant fatigue, where fatigue kills even the strong, and you are weak.
Her headlong course down the house stairs; the brisk activity of all her movements; the incessant sparkle of expression in her face; the enticing gayety which took the hearts of the quietest people by storm -- even the reckless delight in bright colors which showed itself in her brilliantly-striped morning dress, in her fluttering ribbons, in the large scarlet rosettes on her smart little shoes -- all sprang alike from the same source; from the overflowing physical health which strengthened every muscle, braced every nerve, and set the warm young blood tingling through her veins, like the blood of a growing child.
The footsteps were incessant, and the hurry of them became more and more rapid.
captive, bound, and double-ironed,' cried the phantom, `not to know, that ages of incessant labour, by immortal creatures, for this earth must pass into eternity before the good of which it is susceptible is all developed.