interminable

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interminable

boringly protracted; unending; incessant: interminable whining
Not to be confused with:
indeterminable – incapable of being ascertained, measured, or fixed; incapable of being decided: an indeterminable conflict
indeterminate – lacking precision or clarity; not known in advance: an indeterminate amount of time

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
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