constantly

adverb con·stant·ly \ ˈkän(t)-stənt-lē \

Definition of constantly

1 : without variation, deviation, or change : always
  • constantly on the alert
  • constantly improving
  • a temperature that's constantly maintained
  • … the fear of the sea was constantly in my mind, battling with the fear of my companions.
  • —Robert Louis Stevenson
2 : with regular occurrence : incessantly
  • constantly complaining
  • After all, Val doesn't let him get a lick of rest and is constantly bugging him to play with her.
  • —Ryan D. Wilson
  • All my traveling life, 40 years of peregrinating Africa, Asia, South America and Oceania, I have thought constantly of home—and especially of the America I had never seen.
  • —Paul Theroux

First Known Use of constantly

1651

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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