incessant


in·ces·sant

adjective \(ˌ)in-ˈse-sənt\

: continuing without stopping : not stopping

Full Definition of INCESSANT

:  continuing or following without interruption :  unceasing
in·ces·sant·ly adverb

Examples of INCESSANT

  1. <the incessant noise from an outside repair crew was a real distraction during the test>
  2. Much of the early motor development of the child depends on learning and refining such procedures, through play, imitation, trial and error, and incessant rehearsal. —Oliver Sacks, New Yorker, 24 Sept. 2007

Origin of INCESSANT

Middle English incessaunt, from Late Latin incessant-, incessans, from Latin in- + cessant-, cessans, present participle of cessare to delay — more at cease
First Known Use: 15th century

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