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
Ella's feet are webbed and her fingers are fused together by the scar tissue from incessant wounds.
The technology has come a long way in that time, and could speed up the incessant slog of airport security—
His later career, following a move, in 1970, to Captiva Island, in Florida, was consumed by fetching but rather nerveless experimentation—with print mediums, cardboard reliefs, exotic fabrics, reflective surfaces, and incessant photography—
During the Bund’s high point from 1936 through 1939, which culminated in a Madison Square Garden rally some 22,000 strong, Winchell delighted in incessant mockery of Kuhn.
The incessant chuckling drives adults nuts, but come January a handful of parents will be laughing all the way to the bank.
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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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