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

Definition of ceaseless

: continuing without cease : constant ceaseless efforts

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 Antimicrobial resistance is in great part due to the inappropriate prescribing or overprescribing of antibiotics, not to mention pathogens’ ceaseless evolution to escape treatment. Scott Lafee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Aug. 2022 Most of America’s libraries were created after the Industrial Revolution radically lowered the cost of books, which turned library design into a storage problem—how to warehouse a ceaseless stream of new volumes. Michael J. Lewis, WSJ, 27 July 2022 At-home testing remains an important tool in the ceaseless pandemic. Jeanine Santucci, USA TODAY, 15 July 2022 But Gatsby also comes to mind, as does Zelig, popping up in every corner of the culture; even Rastignac, the ceaseless social climber of several Balzac novels. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 19 July 2022 Many have lamented the modern era's ceaseless 24-hour news cycle, with the constant churn of (usually depressing) news making for a quick turnover in audiences' attention spans. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 July 2022 The comedian Jordan Firstman conjured this ceaseless churn in a recent video. Molly Fischer, The New Yorker, 13 June 2022 Climate change ravaged the West earlier, faster, and harder from spontaneous wildfires triggered by hot rogue winds to tinder-dry vegetation wrought by ceaseless drought. Lauren Mowery, Forbes, 5 July 2022 Their entrepreneurial spirit and seemingly ceaseless energy have led Sanchez, 38, and Allende, 37, both Hartford residents, into an unexpected joint venture: bottled water. Ted Glanzer, Hartford Courant, 3 July 2022 See More

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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 14 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for ceaseless


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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