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nonending

adjective non·end·ing \ ˌnän-ˈen-diŋ \

Definition of nonending

: never ending : endless, unending
  • a seemingly nonending task

First Known Use of nonending

1834

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nonending

noun

Definition of nonending

: an incomplete or inadequate ending
  • … made her prime-time debut on Girlfriends, which ran for nearly nine seasons before an unceremonious nonending in 2008.
  • —Regina R. Robertson
  • Once, people probably broke up maturely, in conversations inarguably final in tone. Now we have ragged nonendings.
  • —Phoebe Luckhurst

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First Known Use of nonending

circa 1886

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