cease·​less | \ ˈsēs-ləs \

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

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There is a generosity, even a joy in the book that was a wonderful balm during this fall of seemingly ceaseless political contention. WSJ, "Who Read What in 2018: History and Journalism," 10 Dec. 2018 Russian president Vladimir Putin lives his life in the ceaseless glare of the world’s regard. Owen Matthews, Newsweek, "The Top Secret Family Life of Vladimir Putin," 19 Aug. 2014 Greitens’ assault on the public’s right to know is ceaseless. The Kansas City Star Editorial Board, kansascity, "Missourians can’t trust Hawley investigation into Greitens’ use of text-destroying app," 19 Mar. 2018 That’s what coaches and teammates remark when asked about him: ceaseless energy and optimism. Tod Palmer, kansascity, "Baseball-playing Puerto Rico native reflects on Hurricane Maria, life in Midwest," 5 July 2018 After four years of ceaseless digging, Mr. Berryman and his equally hard-charging FBI gumshoes were able to bring down those crooked soccer czars—or at least two dozen of them. David Hirshey, WSJ, "World Cup Books Reviewed: The World Without America," 7 June 2018 We didn’t get lost amid the sprawl of tall buildings, the stream on anonymous masses, the ceaseless din of traffic. Jeff Baker, The Seattle Times, "‘There There’ gives voice to the Native urban experience," 29 May 2018 Given the ceaseless search for fresh sources of tax revenue, look for several states to fast-track legislation to help balance their books and to get ahead of the competition. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Churchill Downs poised to pounce on sports betting as a path clears," 14 May 2018 Today, that ceaseless sunshine is luring so many tourists, retirees, and students that St. George has become the fastest-growing metropolitan area in the country. Jake Bullinger, WIRED, "America's Fastest-Growing Urban Area Has a Water Problem," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of ceaseless

1570, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of ceaseless

somewhat formal : seeming to never stop : continuous or constant


cease·​less | \ ˈsēs-ləs \

Kids Definition of ceaseless

: occurring without stop or over and over again

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to express emotion in a dramatic way

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