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 The image that emerges from the Drawing Center show is one of ceaseless intermixture resulting in endless variation of form. Jonathon Keats, Forbes, 17 June 2022 An urban battle defined by ceaseless shelling can shift quickly as one side’s firepower temporarily overwhelms the other’s. David Axe, Forbes, 8 June 2022 In Longyearbyen, roughly 40 plumbers and electricians are needed to help the 2,500 residents handle the harsh environment in months of ceaseless dark and endless sunlight. New York Times, 19 May 2022 Watching ceaseless gun violence on the news moved Junior’s third-generation owner, Alan Rosen, to action. Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner, Forbes, 18 May 2022 The two clubs have spent all this season writing the most recent chapter in the ceaseless tale of this rivalry, going head-to-head for a Serie A title that seemingly nobody wanted to win. Adam Digby, Forbes, 18 May 2022 We are divided by class, race, and gender and united only in being the objects of a ceaseless corporate effort to accomplish our commodification. Chris Lehmann, The New Republic, 3 Mar. 2022 But before the scar is fully formed (almost always within two weeks of the heart attack), the dead muscle is weak and can potentially rupture under the ceaseless work and constant pressure of the heart. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 11 Apr. 2022 Largely as a result of the ceaseless war, energy experts expect oil prices to stay high for a while without big interventions like the U.S. reserve release. New York Times, 31 Mar. 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 6 Jul. 2022.

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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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