Definition of incessant
: continuing or following without interruption : unceasing
Examples of incessant in a Sentence
Much of the early motor development of the child depends on learning and refining such procedures, through play, imitation, trial and error, and incessant rehearsal. —Oliver Sacks, New Yorker, 24 Sept. 2007
Magna Carta also stipulated that the shire courts should meet as royal courts under the itinerant justices more often than twice a year—a change, convenient to the landed classes and their incessant civil actions, that was not implemented because of the cost to the Crown. —Norman F. Cantor, Imagining the Law, 1997
Whatever Stalin's ancestry, his biographers, Robert Tucker in particular, have concluded that his unfortunate childhood experiences, including incessant, murderous beatings by his drunken father, were probably what caused his pathological behaviour. —Amy Knight, Times Literary Supplement, 26 Apr. 1991
the incessant noise from an outside repair crew was a real distraction during the test
Recent Examples of incessant from the Web
Despite incessant rhetorical attacks and efforts at sabotage, Obamacare has taken hold in many states, including Maryland.
But it is enveloped in ambient city noise ranging from the sound of cars sloshing through rain to the incessant and insistent clanging of a Milwaukee River drawbridge.
In neighboring Arunachal Pradesh state, roads to several districts were cut off by incessant rain and landslides. —
There was also incessant debate about Jackson’s insistence that the team employ the triangle offense, which potential incoming players were schooled on during the run-up to last week’s draft.
All numbers, from incessant calorie counting to the fluctuating number on the scale and the race to the bottom, are damaging to the minds of those with disordered eating.
Luckily, there are a few tricks to stop the incessant contact.
And Ryan is far from alone in criticizing Pelosi and the party's incessant focus on Democratic voters' hatred of Trump.
Muslim groups have shown the same degree of exasperation over what are starting to feel like incessant strikes.
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Synonym Discussion of incessant
INCESSANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of incessant for English Language Learners
: continuing without stopping : not stopping
INCESSANT Defined for Kids
Definition of incessant for Students
: going on and on : not stopping or letting up incessant chatter
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