un·​fail·​ing | \ ˌən-ˈfā-liŋ How to pronounce unfailing (audio) \

Definition of unfailing

: not failing or liable to fail:
a : constant, unflagging unfailing courtesy
b : everlasting, inexhaustible a subject of unfailing interest
c : infallible, sure an unfailing test

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Other Words from unfailing

unfailingly \ ˌən-​ˈfā-​liŋ-​lē How to pronounce unfailingly (audio) \ adverb

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Examples of unfailing in a Sentence

She is known for her unfailing optimism. an unfailing judge of personal character
Recent Examples on the Web By anchoring basslines with the unfailing articulateness of his left hand, Schiff conferred on the music an extra sense of spaciousness and dimensionality. BostonGlobe.com, "With rigor and fantasy in equal parts, pianist András Schiff returns to the BSO - The Boston Globe," 19 Oct. 2019 The coaches and players come and go, but 25 years and 300 radio calls later, the great Marc Daniels just keeps coming with the most eloquent, erudite, unfailing, unimpeachable voice in the history of Orlando sports. Mike Bianchi, orlandosentinel.com, "Milestone not withstanding, Marc Daniels always bowls a ‘300’ as UCF’s iconic radio voice | Commentary," 19 Oct. 2019 Nancy’s shrewdness, kindness, resilience, and unfailing moral compass are qualities readers have aspired to. Michael Callahan, Marie Claire, "The Timely Return of Nancy Drew," 9 Oct. 2019 To some, Wilson’s unfailing attendance was an act of dedication, the fastidiousness of a woman charged with helping to feed some of the country’s wealthiest children. Sarah Schweitzer, The Atlantic, "The Lunch Ladies of New Canaan," 15 Aug. 2019 If that’s what Chris thought, imagine how Hannah felt underneath her Miss Alabama smile and unfailing Southern hospitality. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "Hannah Finally Gave A Full Explanation For The Luke P. Fiasco On Bachelorette “Men Tell All”," 25 July 2019 His unfailing energy, optimism for our city and enthusiasm for all aspects of policing will be missed. Evan Sernoffsky, SFChronicle.com, "The Scanner: San Mateo’s first female police chief to retire; Palo Alto police rough up gay man," 29 July 2019 During the day, El-Samad would bury herself in the textbooks her mother, a math teacher, brought home—the unfailing law and order of numbers and equations her cloak against the uncertainty outside. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "Scientists Can Finally Build Feedback Circuits in Cells," 26 July 2019 One of the of the organization’s blind spots is unfailing loyalty. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, "Kickin’ It with Kiz: So what’s reasonable definition of success for Joe Flacco in his first year as Broncos quarterback?," 20 July 2019

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First Known Use of unfailing

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unfailing.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfailing. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of unfailing

: never changing or becoming weaker even in difficult times
: always providing enough of what is needed


un·​fail·​ing | \ ˌən-ˈfā-liŋ How to pronounce unfailing (audio) \

Kids Definition of unfailing

: not failing or likely to fail : constant unfailing support

Other Words from unfailing

unfailingly adverb He is unfailingly punctual.

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