unfailing


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un·fail·ing

 (ŭn-fā′lĭng)
adj.
1. Always able to supply more; inexhaustible: an unfailing source of good stories.
2. Constant; unflagging: unfailing loyalty.
3. Incapable of error; infallible.

un·fail′ing·ly adv.

unfailing

(ʌnˈfeɪlɪŋ)
adj
1. not failing; unflagging
2. continuous or unceasing
3. sure; certain
unˈfailingly adv
unˈfailingness n

un•fail•ing

(ʌnˈfeɪ lɪŋ)

adj.
1. fulfilling all expectations; completely dependable.
2. inexhaustible; endless: unfailing good humor.
[1350–1400]
un•fail′ing•ly, adv.
un•fail′ing•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unfailing - not liable to failureunfailing - not liable to failure; "a foolproof identification system"; "the unfailing sign of an amateur"; "an unfailing test"
infallible - incapable of failure or error; "an infallible antidote"; "an infallible memory"; "the Catholic Church considers the Pope infallible"; "no doctor is infallible"
2.unfailing - always able to supply moreunfailing - always able to supply more; "an unfailing source of good stories"; "a subject of unfailing interest"
inexhaustible - incapable of being entirely consumed or used up; "an inexhaustible supply of coal"
3.unfailing - unceasingunfailing - unceasing; "unfailing loyalty"; "unfailing good spirits"; "unflagging courtesy"
constant - steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection; "a man constant in adherence to his ideals"; "a constant lover"; "constant as the northern star"

unfailing

adjective
1. continuous, endless, persistent, unlimited, continual, never-failing, boundless, bottomless, ceaseless, inexhaustible, unflagging He continued to appear in the office with unfailing regularity.

unfailing

adjective
1. Remaining continually unchanged:
3. Having or showing a capacity for protracted effort, regardless of difficulty or frustration:
4. Such as could not possibly fail or disappoint:
Informal: sure-fire.
Translations
دائِم، لا يَكِلُّ، لا يَنْضَب
neutuchající
konstant
kifogyhatatlan
stöîugur, óòrjótandi
kaip visuometneišsenkantis
neizsīkstošsneiztrūkstošs
nezlomný
hiç eksilmeztükenmez

unfailing

[ʌnˈfeɪlɪŋ] ADJ (gen) → indefectible, infalible; [supply] → inagotable

unfailing

[ʌnˈfeɪlɪŋ] adj [support] → indéfectible; [care] → de tous les instants; [generosity, kindness, good humour] → inépuisable; [regularity] → infaillible, de métronome

unfailing

adj zeal, interest, sourceunerschöpflich; optimism, humour alsounbezwinglich; supply alsoendlos; remedyunfehlbar; friendtreu; support, encouragement, generosityunfehlbar, beständig; regularity, accuracybeständig

unfailing

[ʌnˈfeɪlɪŋ] adj (frm) (remedy) → sicuro/a, infallibile; (humour, supply, energy) → inesauribile; (zeal, courage) → senza riserve

unfailing

(anˈfeiliŋ) adjective
constant. Her unfailing courage inspired us all.
unˈfailingly adverb
constantly. He is unfailingly polite.
References in classic literature ?
Vronsky's life was particularly happy in that he had a code of principles, which defined with unfailing certitude what he ought and what he ought not to do.
Because a laugh's the wisest, easiest answer to all that's queer; and come what will, one comfort's always left -- that unfailing comfort is, it's all predestinated.
The Beaver brought paper,portfolio, pens, And ink in unfailing supplies: While strange creepy creatures came out of their dens, And watched them with wondering eyes.
The gentleman who took the part of villain, with an unfailing love of evil, in the different dramas, used to come about the printing-office a good deal, and I was puzzled to find him a very mild and gentle person.
This girl alone, among all the green Martians with whom I came in contact, disclosed characteristics of sympathy, kindliness, and affection; her ministrations to my bodily wants were unfailing, and her solicitous care saved me from much suffering and many hardships.
Aunt Jamesina, carried away by his unfailing and deferential courtesy, and the pleading tones of his delightful voice, declared he was the nicest young man she ever knew, and that Anne was a very fortunate girl.
But these unfailing signs of the supernatural are partly concealed and greatly softened by the abundant foliage of a large vine overrunning the entire structure.
There was such fascination in her pluck, nimbleness, the continual exhibition of unfailing seaworthiness, in the semblance of courage and endurance, that I could not give up the delight of watching her run through the three unforgettable days of that gale which my mate also delighted to extol as "a famous shove.
Dissatisfied with the pacific aspect of a face which had no more than the faintest hint of flaxen eyebrow, together with a pair of amiable blue-gray eyes and round pink cheeks that refused to look formidable, let him frown as he would before the looking-glass (Philip had once told him of a man who had a horseshoe frown, and Tom had tried with all his frowning might to make a horseshoe on his forehead), he had had recourse to that unfailing source of the terrible, burnt cork, and had made himself a pair of black eyebrows that met in a satisfactory manner over his nose, and were matched by a less carefully adjusted blackness about the chin.
They'll make you sick," says Mamma to the young person who offers his services in the kitchen with unfailing regularity on plum-pudding day.
In such emergencies Hester's nature showed itself warm and rich -- a well-spring of human tenderness, unfailing to every real demand, and inexhaustible by the largest.
At first life seemed strange and lonely without the belief which, though he never realised it, had been an unfailing support.