interminable


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Related to interminable: irrelevantly, exulting

in·ter·mi·na·ble

 (ĭn-tûr′mə-nə-bəl)
adj.
Being or seeming to be without an end; endless: an interminable wait at the airport. See Synonyms at continual.

in·ter′mi·na·bil′i·ty n.
in·ter′mi·na·bly adv.

interminable

(ɪnˈtɜːmɪnəbəl)
adj
endless or seemingly endless because of monotony or tiresome length
inˌterminaˈbility, inˈterminableness n
inˈterminably adv

in•ter•mi•na•ble

(ɪnˈtɜr mə nə bəl)

adj.
1. having no apparent limit or end; unending: an interminable job.
2. monotonously or annoyingly protracted or continued; incessant: interminable talk.
[1325–75; Middle English < Late Latin interminābilis]
in•ter`mi•na•bil′i•ty, n.
in•ter′mi•na•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.interminable - tiresomely long; seemingly without end; "endless debates"; "an endless conversation"; "the wait seemed eternal"; "eternal quarreling"; "an interminable sermon"
long - primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified; "a long life"; "a long boring speech"; "a long time"; "a long friendship"; "a long game"; "long ago"; "an hour long"

interminable

interminable

adjective
Translations

interminable

[ɪnˈtɜːmɪnəbl] ADJ [speech, rain, journey etc] → interminable

interminable

[ɪnˈtɜːrmɪnəbəl] adjinterminable
The waiting seemed interminable → L'attente semblait interminable.

interminable

adjendlos; after what seemed an interminable journeynach einer Reise, die nicht enden zu wollen schien

interminable

[ɪnˈtɜːmɪnəbl] adjinterminabile
References in classic literature ?
I FIRST HEARD OF Antonia on what seemed to me an interminable journey across the great midland plain of North America.
The alarmed colonists believed that the yells of the savages mingled with every fitful gust of wind that issued from the interminable forests of the west.
There is one end of the room where it is almost intact, and there, when the crosslights fade and the low sun shines directly upon it, I can almost fancy radiation after all,--the interminable grotesques seem to form around a common centre and rush off in headlong plunges of equal distraction.
Chanticleer himself, though stalking on two stilt-like legs, with the dignity of interminable descent in all his gestures, was hardly bigger than an ordinary partridge; his two wives were about the size of quails; and as for the one chicken, it looked small enough to be still in the egg, and, at the same time, sufficiently old, withered, wizened, and experienced, to have been founder of the antiquated race.
The counterpane was of patchwork, full of odd little parti-colored squares and triangles; and this arm of his tattooed all over with an interminable Cretan labyrinth of a figure, no two parts of which were of one precise shade --owing I suppose to his keeping his arm at sea unmethodically in sun and shade, his shirt sleeves irregularly rolled up at various times --this same arm of his, I say, looked for all the world like a strip of that same patchwork quilt.
When I would recreate myself, I seek the darkest woods the thickest and most interminable and, to the citizen, most dismal, swamp.
To Rebecca the lengths of brown gingham were interminable.
It is a small phrase very frequent with you; and which many a time has drawn me on and on through interminable talk: I don't very well know why.
Slowly and clumsily, with constant interruptions and interminable mistakes, the first act dragged on, until Lucy appeared again to end it in soliloquy, with the confession of her assumed simplicity and the praise of her own cunning.
The Doctor, with a complacent smile, was reading aloud some manuscript explanation or statement of a theory out of that interminable Dictionary, and she was looking up at him.
That I had a fever and was avoided, that I suffered greatly, that I often lost my reason, that the time seemed interminable, that I confounded impossible existences with my own identity; that I was a brick in the house wall, and yet entreating to be released from the giddy place where the builders had set me; that I was a steel beam of a vast engine, clashing and whirling over a gulf, and yet that I implored in my own person to have the engine stopped, and my part in it hammered off; that I passed through these phases of disease, I know of my own remembrance, and did in some sort know at the time.
passage through the interminable volumes of the Grand Cyrus.