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continual

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of continual

  1. 1 going on and on without any interruptions the castaways hoped that the continual broadcast of the distress signal would eventually attract attention Synonyms of continual ceaseless, continuous, continued, continuing, incessant, nonstop, perpetual, running, unbroken, unceasing, uninterrupted, unremittingWords Related to continual dateless, deathless, endless, eternal, everlasting, immortal, interminable, permanent, undying, unending; changeless, constant, stable, steady, unchanging, unvarying; durable, enduring, lasting, persistent; imperishable, indestructibleNear Antonyms of continual intermittent, periodic, periodical, recurrent, recurring; alternate, alternating, cyclic (or cyclical), rhythmic (or rhythmical), seasonal, serial; erratic, fitful, irregular, occasional, spasmodic, sporadic, spotty, unsteadyAntonyms of continual discontinuous, noncontinuous

  2. 2 occurring or appearing at intervals a history of continual invasions from countries to the west Synonyms of continual intermittent, on-and-off, periodic, periodical, recurrent, recurringWords Related to continual alternate, alternating, cyclic (or cyclical), rhythmic (or rhythmical), seasonal, serial; aperiodic, erratic, fitful, irregular, occasional, spasmodic, sporadic, spotty, unsteadyNear Antonyms of continual eternal, everlasting, interminable, perpetualAntonyms of continual constant, continuous, incessant, unceasing

Synonym Discussion of continual

continual, continuous, constant, incessant, perpetual, perennial mean characterized by continued occurrence or recurrence. continual often implies a close prolonged succession or recurrence.
    • continual showers the whole weekend
continuous usually implies an uninterrupted flow or spatial extension.
    • football's oldest continuous rivalry
constant implies uniform or persistent occurrence or recurrence.
    • lived in constant pain
incessant implies ceaseless or uninterrupted activity.
    • annoyed by the incessant quarreling
perpetual suggests unfailing repetition or lasting duration.
    • a land of perpetual snowfall
perennial implies enduring existence often through constant renewal.
    • a perennial source of controversy


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