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continual

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of continual

  1. 1 going on and on without any interruptions <the castaways hoped that the continual broadcast of the distress signal would eventually attract attention> Synonyms ceaseless, continuous, continued, continuing, incessant, nonstop, perpetual, running, unbroken, unceasing, uninterrupted, unremittingRelated Words dateless, deathless, endless, eternal, everlasting, immortal, interminable, permanent, undying, unending; changeless, constant, stable, steady, unchanging, unvarying; durable, enduring, lasting, persistent; imperishable, indestructibleNear Antonyms intermittent, periodic, periodical, recurrent, recurring; alternate, alternating, cyclic (or cyclical), rhythmic (or rhythmical), seasonal, serial; erratic, fitful, irregular, occasional, spasmodic, sporadic, spotty, unsteadyAntonyms discontinuous, noncontinuous

  2. 2 occurring or appearing at intervals <a history of continual invasions from countries to the west> Synonyms intermittent, on-and-off, periodic, periodical, recurrent, recurringRelated Words alternate, alternating, cyclic (or cyclical), rhythmic (or rhythmical), seasonal, serial; aperiodic, erratic, fitful, irregular, occasional, spasmodic, sporadic, spotty, unsteadyNear Antonyms eternal, everlasting, interminable, perpetualAntonyms constant, continuous, incessant, unceasing





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