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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.
References in classic literature ?
On bringing him home he resorted to every means of cleaning, and subjected the man to incessant scrubbings.
For Jove had not bedeviled her ears, and she heard from the lips of each blessed Shade an incessant flow of quotation from his own works.
in the noblemen's hall there was an incessant movement and buzz of voices.
Not that he will for an instant admit that his rival could be right, but he is less persistent in his incessant objections, and has sunk for the most part into an observant silence.
The peculiar V-shaped mouth with its pointed upper lip, the absence of brow ridges, the absence of a chin beneath the wedgelike lower lip, the incessant quivering of this mouth, the Gorgon groups of tentacles, the tumultuous breathing of the lungs in a strange atmosphere, the evident heaviness and painfulness of movement due to the greater gravitational energy of the earth--above all, the extraordinary intensity of the immense eyes--were at once vital, intense, inhuman, crippled and monstrous.
And who knows (there is no saying with certainty), perhaps the only goal on earth to which mankind is striving lies in this incessant process of attaining, in other words, in life itself, and not in the thing to be attained, which must always be expressed as a formula, as positive as twice two makes four, and such positiveness is not life, gentlemen, but is the beginning of death.
After six weeks' incessant throbbing the great engines were still, and the Dunottar Castle lay at anchor a mile or two from the African coast and off the town of Attra.
The lightning was so incessant that they easily found their way through the gateway and into a shed, where they hitched and unharnessed their team.
There was an incessant flow of people to and from Tampa Town and the place, which resembled a procession, or rather, in fact, a pilgrimage.
In the church there was all Moscow, all the friends and relations; and during the ceremony of plighting troth, in the brilliantly lighted church, there was an incessant flow of discreetly subdued talk in the circle of gaily dressed women and girls, and men in white ties, frockcoats, and uniforms.
Her idea of pleasure was an ever-changing circle of admirers to fetch and carry for her, the more publicly the better; incessant chaff and laughter and vivacious conversation, made eloquent and effective by arch looks and telling glances.
With thee delight is ever new, With thee is life incessant bliss,"