nonending

adjective
non·​end·​ing | \ ˌnän-ˈen-diŋ How to pronounce nonending (audio) \

Definition of nonending

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: never ending : endless, unending a seemingly nonending task

nonending

noun

Definition of nonending (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

Examples of nonending in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Meanwhile, those of us in Dallas are left to contemplate the ultimate nonending to a flamboyant and perpetually entertaining career. Mike Shropshire, Slate Magazine, 5 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of nonending

Adjective

1834, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonending.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonending. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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