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 ?
On the contrary, much mutual amusement, of an innocent character, may be derived from a fair and free interchange upon the subject; and this is why we, in our old age (or rather in mine), find a still unfailing topic in the story of which Eva Denison was wayward heroine and Frank Rattray the nearest approach to a hero.
That woman of whom I had heard these things I have set down with all the exactness of unfailing memory, that woman was revealed to me young, younger than anybody I had ever seen, as young as myself (and my sensation of my youth was then very acute); revealed with something peculiarly intimate in the conviction, as if she were young exactly in the same way in which I felt myself young; and that therefore no misunderstanding between us was possible and there could be nothing more for us to know about each other.
Dress was the one unfailing talisman and charm used for keeping all things in their places.
Her pleasant voice suited him, her patience was unfailing, her time of no apparent value, and her eager good-will was very comforting.
Maud was all this to me, an unfailing, source of strength and courage.
He took unfailing note of every charm that appertained to her sex, and saw the ripeness of her lips, and the virginal development of her bosom.
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.