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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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 The young hero, Lazzaro (Adriano Tardiolo), is either a little simple or a little saintly, meeting bullying with unfailing contentment. Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times, "What to Watch on Netflix to Help Language Learning," 11 May 2020 The bearded fighters touched gloves beforehand in an extension of this bout’s unfailing sportsmanship — not always a hallmark of McGregor’s previous bouts. Greg Beacham, Houston Chronicle, "Conor McGregor blasts Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return," 18 Jan. 2020 Courtesy of A24 Critics getting mad about the Oscars is an unfailing annual tradition, and this year was no exception. Time, "The Biggest Snubs and Surprises of the 2020 Oscar Nominations," 13 Jan. 2020 Concertmaster Alexander Kerr delivered the violin solos with great elegance, pinpointing the highest pitches with unfailing accuracy. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, "Conductor Fabio Luisi gets new suavity, subtlety and plenty of drama from the Dallas Symphony," 10 Jan. 2020 Despite his unfailing loyalty, speculation persists that Trump could replace him on the 2020 ticket. Maureen Groppe, USA TODAY, "How much did Mike Pence know about pressure on Ukraine? Testimony suggests effort to flag concerns," 2 Dec. 2019 John seems to have an unfailing ability to mismatch the jacket and trousers. Jim Geraghty, National Review, "The Last Trusted Prosecutor in Washington," 4 Nov. 2019 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

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First Known Use of unfailing

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unfailing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfailing. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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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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