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Related to perpetual: perpetual motion, perpetual calendar, Perpetual energy

per·pet·u·al

 (pər-pĕch′o͞o-əl)
adj.
1. Lasting forever; never-ending: conceived heaven as a state of perpetual bliss.
2. Continuing or being so for an indefinitely long time: found themselves in perpetual debt; felt like a perpetual outsider. See Synonyms at continual.
3. Flowering throughout the growing season.

[Middle English perpetuel, from Old French, from Latin perpetuālis, from perpetuus, continuous : per-, per- + petere, to go toward; see pet- in Indo-European roots.]

per·pet′u·al·ly adv.

perpetual

(pəˈpɛtjʊəl)
adj
1. (usually prenominal) eternal; permanent
2. (usually prenominal) seemingly ceaseless because often repeated: your perpetual complaints.
3. (Horticulture) horticulture blooming throughout the growing season or year
n
4. (of a crop plant) continually producing edible parts: perpetual spinach
5. (Horticulture) a plant that blooms throughout the growing season
[C14: via Old French from Latin perpetuālis universal, from perpes continuous, from per- (thoroughly) + petere to go towards]
perˈpetually adv

per•pet•u•al

(pərˈpɛtʃ u əl)

adj.
1. continuing or enduring forever; everlasting.
2. lasting an indefinitely long time.
3. continuing or continued without intermission or interruption: a perpetual stream of visitors.
4. blooming throughout the growing season.
n.
5. a perpetual plant.
6. a variety of continuously blooming hybrid rose.
[1300–50; Middle English perpetuel (< Middle French) < Latin perpetuālis permanent =perpetu(us) uninterrupted (per- per- + petere to seek, reach for + -uus deverbal adj. suffix) + -ālis -al1]
per•pet′u•al•ly, adv.
syn: See eternal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.perpetual - continuing forever or indefinitelyperpetual - continuing forever or indefinitely; "the ageless themes of love and revenge"; "eternal truths"; "life everlasting"; "hell's perpetual fires"; "the unending bliss of heaven"
lasting, permanent - continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place; "permanent secretary to the president"; "permanent address"; "literature of permanent value"
2.perpetual - uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuingperpetual - 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"

perpetual

perpetual

adjective
Translations
يُخَلِّد، يُديم
neustálývěčný
evig
örökké tartó
eilífur, sífelldur
mūžīgsnebeidzams

perpetual

[pəˈpetjʊəl]
A. ADJ (= eternal) [youth] → eterno; [smile, snow] → perpetuo; (= continuous) [complaints] → continuo, constante
he has a perpetual grin on his facetiene una sonrisa perpetua or permanente or (hum) perenne en la cara
she is in a state of perpetual anxietyestá en un perpetuo estado de preocupación
it was a perpetual reminder of her dependency on himera un constante recordatorio de su dependencia de él
his perpetual nagging gets on my nervessus quejas constantes or continuas me ponen de los nervios
B. CPD perpetual calendar Ncalendario m perpetuo
perpetual motion Nmovimiento m continuo

perpetual

[pərˈpɛtʃʊəl] adj
(= permanent) [darkness, night, emptiness] → perpétuel(le)
(= constant) [complaints, noise] → perpétuel(le); [state] → perpétuel(le)
a perpetual state of sth → un état perpétuel de qchperpetual motion perpetual-motion nmouvement m perpétuel

perpetual

adjständig, fortwährend, immer während; joystet; ice, snowewig; you’re a perpetual source of amazement to meich muss mich immer wieder über dich wundern; perpetual motion/motion machinePerpetuum mobile nt

perpetual

[pəˈpɛtjʊəl] adj (gen, motion) → perpetuo/a; (ice, snow) → perenne; (continuous, noise, complaining) → incessante, continuo/a

perpetual

(pəˈpetʃuəl) adjective
lasting for ever or for a long time; occurring repeatedly over a long time. He lives in perpetual fear of being discovered; perpetual noise.
perˈpetually adverb
References in classic literature ?
But the training she received at Aunt March's was just what she needed, and the thought that she was doing something to support herself made her happy in spite of the perpetual "Josy-phine
His skin was red and rough, as if from perpetual sunburn; he often went away to hot springs to take mud baths.
There was a perpetual smile in his eyes, which seldom failed to awaken a corresponding cheerfulness in any one who looked into them and listened to his good-humored voice.
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.
The young man was tried and convicted of the crime; but either the circumstantial nature of the evidence, and possibly some lurking doubts in the breast of the executive, or" lastly--an argument of greater weight in a republic than it could have been under a monarchy,--the high respectability and political influence of the criminal's connections, had availed to mitigate his doom from death to perpetual imprisonment.
But it was the constant shadow of my presence, the closest propinquity of the man whom he had most vilely wronged, and who had grown to exist only by this perpetual poison of the direst revenge
Why did they never resent my inexorable, my perpetual society?
It came as if self-impelled, driving all before it, a perpetual explosion.
These are the terms, to wit: You shall remain king over all your dominions, and receive all the glories and honors that belong to the kingship; but you shall appoint me your perpetual minister and executive, and give me for my services one per cent.
Gardner's employ- ment, I was kept in such a perpetual whirl of ex- citement, I could think of nothing, scarcely, but my life; and in thinking of my life, I almost forgot my liberty.
I have no reason to think ill of hernot the leastexcept that such extreme and perpetual cautiousness of word and manner, such a dread of giving a distinct idea about any body, is apt to suggest suspicions of there being something to conceal.
Her income was not her own, she said, with such perpetual claims on it; and it was the more unkind in my father, because, otherwise, the money would have been entirely at my mother's disposal, without any restriction whatever.