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perpetual

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of perpetual

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

  2. 2 having an existence or validity that does not change or diminish freedom of religion is a perpetual right that is guaranteed by the nation's constitution Synonyms of perpetual ageless, continuing, dateless, enduring, eternal, everlasting, immortal, imperishable, lasting, ongoing, perennial, abiding, timeless, undyingWords Related to perpetual ceaseless, endless, permanent; changeless, constant, stable, stationary, steady, unchanging, unvaryingNear Antonyms of perpetual antiquated, archaic, dated, obsolete, outdated, outmoded, out-of-date, outworn, passé

  3. 3 lasting forever an immature jerk who seemed to be in a state of perpetual adolescence Synonyms of perpetual ceaseless, dateless, deathless, endless, eternal, immortal, permanent, everlasting, undying, unendingWords Related to perpetual durable, enduring, lasting, long-lived, persistent, stubborn; imperishable, indefeasible, indefectible, indelible, indestructible, indissoluble, inexpungible; timeless; abiding, stable, standing, steadfast, steady, unfailing, unfaltering; continual, continuing, continuous, incessant, unbroken, unceasing, uninterrupted, unremittingNear Antonyms of perpetual ephemeral, evanescent, fleeting, fugacious, fugitive, momentary, passing, short-lived, transitory; interim, provisional, short-termAntonyms of perpetual impermanent, mortal, temporary, transient

Synonym Discussion of perpetual

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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