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

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Plato created the enduring image of him as a saintly bum, wandering the streets barefoot, wrapped in a tattered cloak, too absorbed in his ceaseless contemplation of virtue and justice to take any interest in worldly affairs. Jamie James, WSJ, "‘Socrates in Love’ Review: A Vigorous, Brilliant Young Man," 17 May 2019 Nicole Phelps, Director, Vogue Runway The fashion industry has a near impossible job ahead: reconciling ceaseless production cycles with the clearer-by-the-instant fact that the world is too much with us. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Our Very Favorite Moments From the Fall 2019 Collections," 12 Mar. 2019 Biggest professional motivator: The ceaseless tug-of-war between will and representation. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Shop Fall Fashion Inspired by 14 Real Working Women," 20 Sep. 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce ceaseless (audio) \

Kids Definition of ceaseless

: occurring without stop or over and over again

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