cease·​less | \ ˈsēs-ləs How to pronounce ceaseless (audio) \

Definition of ceaseless

: continuing without cease : constant ceaseless efforts

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Other Words from ceaseless

ceaselessly adverb
ceaselessness noun

Examples of ceaseless in a Sentence

her ceaseless efforts to build and improve the business there has been ceaseless rain for three days
Recent Examples on the Web Gomez has long grown bored by the ceaseless gossip surrounding her every celebrity interaction and as a result, leaves all social media for her team to manage these days. Los Angeles Times, 11 Mar. 2021 Bolding said there have always been opponents to progressive reform, but assured that ceaseless effort to see that change realized would win out in the end. Perry Vandell, The Arizona Republic, 21 May 2021 One of the big differences between Trumpism and Brexit is that, for Trump, this ceaseless turmoil is a good thing. Fintan O’toole, The New York Review of Books, 13 May 2021 Southern voters rewarded figures like Mississippi’s Sen. Henry Foote: short, scrawny, the loser of three of his four duels, but a ceaseless instigator of fights and defender of his honor. Jon Grinspan, WSJ, 7 May 2021 Hospitals are overflowing, oxygen supplies are dwindling and ceaseless fires burn at crematoriums and makeshift funeral pyres, where families have been forced to forgo traditional ceremonies to make space for more bodies to be cremated. Erin Schumaker, ABC News, 29 Apr. 2021 The ceaseless accusations and cross-accusations and attempts to gain advantage through litigation threaten to stifle IT innovation once again, and at a crucial time of development as the globe transitions to a new standard for broadband. Ike Brannon, Forbes, 8 Apr. 2021 Much has been written about the explosive interest in hobbies like sewing, knitting, and other crafts as people who could afford to stay home during the pandemic sought to keep their hands busy amid ceaseless waves of tragedy. Mia Sato, The New Republic, 21 Dec. 2020 The match reflected the ceaseless dependability of Harris, who has been more consistent for the Pride than any other player in the team’s history. Julia Poe, orlandosentinel.com, 23 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of ceaseless

1576, in the meaning defined above

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“Ceaseless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ceaseless. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of ceaseless

somewhat formal : seeming to never stop : continuous or constant


cease·​less | \ ˈsēs-ləs How to pronounce ceaseless (audio) \

Kids Definition of ceaseless

: occurring without stop or over and over again

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