un·​end·​ing | \ ˌən-ˈen-diŋ How to pronounce unending (audio) \

Definition of unending

: never ending : endless

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unendingly \ ˌən-​ˈen-​diŋ-​lē How to pronounce unendingly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unending in a Sentence

the writer's latest memoir is a seemingly unending exercise in narcissistic rambling

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The steadily increasing megapixel camera, the always more powerful processor, the unending price creep. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "Google Finally Makes a Phone for the Rest of Us," 7 May 2019 Collectively, the Jacksons may have been the most prominent family in pop-music history, but their fame came at the cost of family feuds, lurid accusations and an unending stream of tabloid headlines. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Joseph Jackson, pop-music patriarch who guided his children to stardom, dies at 89," 27 June 2018 The work did not seem hard so much as unending: some people were napping, their heads resting on the sewing tables. Keith Gessen, The New Yorker, "The Chinese Workers Who Assemble Designer Bags in Tuscany," 20 Feb. 2017 The bad news for smartphone makers has been unending lately: Apple and Samsung both warned this month that their most recent results will be hurt by slowing handset sales. Jacky Wong, WSJ, "Apple’s Pain Isn’t Xiaomi’s Gain," 14 Jan. 2019 Balancing the interests of TSOs against the interests of dozens of DSOs will be an unending hassle. David Roberts, Vox, "Clean energy technologies threaten to overwhelm the grid. Here’s how it can adapt.," 30 Nov. 2018 They’re designed specifically to be that way, with bright lights, high-definition colors, and unending pop-up notifications and prompts aimed at capturing your attention. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "How to detox from your smartphone with these apps and gadgets," 29 Nov. 2018 The deal shows WeWork’s unending thirst for capital, as the company has plowed billions into a rapid expansion. Eliot Brown, WSJ, "SoftBank Boosts WeWork Valuation to $45 Billion," 13 Nov. 2018 Here's a thought: Transform the Lunar Gateway into a simpler and cheaper communication relay with an unending supply of power. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Maybe NASA's Next Space Station Doesn't Need the Astronauts," 6 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of unending

1661, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unending

: lasting forever


un·​end·​ing | \ ˌən-ˈen-diŋ How to pronounce unending (audio) \

Kids Definition of unending

: having no ending : endless

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