abiding

  • 1 abiding — I adjective changeless, constant, continuing, durable, enduring, eternal, everlasting, fixed, immutable, inherent, lasting, long lasting, long lived, long standing, of long duration or standing, perennial, permanent, persistent, persisting,… …

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  • 2 Abiding — A*bid ing, a. Continuing; lasting. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 abiding — (adj.) late 14c., enduring, prp. adjective from ABIDE (Cf. abide) (v.) …

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  • 4 abiding — [adj] continuing or existing for an indefinite time constant, continuing, enduring, eternal, everlasting, fast, indissoluble, lasting, permanent, perpetual, persistent, persisting, steadfast, steady; concept 551 Ant. ephemeral, fleeting,… …

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  • 5 abiding — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ continuing through time; enduring. DERIVATIVES abidingly adverb …

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  • 6 abiding — [ə bīd′iŋ] adj. continuing without change; enduring; lasting …

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  • 7 abiding — [[t]əba͟ɪdɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED: ADJ n An abiding feeling, memory, or interest is one that you have for a very long time. He has a genuine and abiding love of the craft... One of my abiding memories of him is of his singing to a small private party …

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  • 8 abiding — a|bid|ing [əˈbaıdıŋ] adj [only before noun] written an abiding feeling or belief continues for a long time and is not likely to change = ↑lasting ▪ Phil has a deep and abiding love for his family …

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  • 9 Abiding — Abide A*bide , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Abode}, formerly {Abid}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abiding}.] [AS. [=a]b[=i]dan; pref. [=a] (cf. Goth. us , G. er , orig. meaning out) + b[=i]dan to bide. See {Bide}.] 1. To wait; to pause; to delay. [Obs.] Chaucer.… …

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  • 10 abiding — adjective Date: 14th century enduring, continuing < an abiding interest in nature > • abidingly adverb …

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  • 11 abiding — abidingly, adv. abidingness, n. /euh buy ding/, adj. continuing without change; enduring; steadfast: an abiding faith. [1250 1300; ME; see ABIDE, ING2] Syn. unending, unchanging, unshakable. * * * …

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  • 12 abiding — adjective Continuing; lasting. an abiding belief …

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  • 13 abiding — adj. Abiding is used with these nouns: ↑faith, ↑impression, ↑interest, ↑love, ↑memory, ↑passion …

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  • 14 abiding — adjective an abiding feeling or belief continues for a long time and is not likely to change …

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  • 15 abiding — adjective theirs is an abiding friendship Syn: enduring, lasting, persisting, long lasting, lifelong, continuing, remaining, surviving, standing, durable, everlasting, perpetual, eternal, unending, constant, permanent, unchanging, steadfast …

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  • 16 abiding — UK [əˈbaɪdɪŋ] / US adjective [only before noun] formal an abiding feeling, interest, or belief is one that you have had for a long time and that is not likely to change …

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  • 17 abiding — [əˈbaɪdɪŋ] adj formal an abiding feeling or belief is one that you have had for a long time …

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  • 18 abiding — a•bid•ing [[t]əˈbaɪ dɪŋ[/t]] adj. continuing without change: an abiding faith[/ex] • Etymology: 1250–1300 a•bid′ing•ly, adv …

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  • 19 abiding — /əˈbaɪdɪŋ/ (say uh buyding) adjective continuing; steadfast: *He left me with an abiding dislike of any sort of State control of anything –blanche d alpuget, 1982. –abidingly, adverb –abidingness, noun …

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  • 20 abiding — adj. enduring, permanent (an abiding sense of loss). Derivatives: abidingly adv …

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