Simple Definition of continual
: happening without interruption : not stopping or ending
: happening again and again within short periods of time
Full Definition of continual
1 : continuing indefinitely in time without interruption <continual fear>
2 : recurring in steady usually rapid succession <a history of continual invasions>
Examples of continual
This week we experienced days of continual sunshine.
The country has been in a continual state of war since it began fighting for its independence.
The continual interruptions by the student were annoying the teacher.
Origin of continual
Middle English, from Anglo-French continuel, from Latin continuus continuous
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of continual
CONTINUAL Defined for Kids
Definition of continual
1 : going on or lasting without stop <On every side there rose a continual chattering. — Robert Lawson, Rabbit Hill>
2 : occurring again and again within short periods of time <Your continual interruptions are annoying.>
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