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  • 1 incessant — incessant, ante [ ɛ̃sesɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1552; de 1. in et cessant, de cesser ♦ Qui ne cesse pas, dure sans interruption. ⇒ continu, continuel, ininterrompu, perpétuel. Un va et vient incessant. D incessantes récriminations. ⇒ éternel. « la douce… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Incessant — In*ces sant, a. [L. incessans, antis; pref. in not + cessare to cease: cf. F. incessant. See {Cease}.] Continuing or following without interruption; unceasing; unitermitted; uninterrupted; continual; as, incessant clamors; incessant pain, etc.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 incessant — incessant, ante (in sè ssan, ssan t ) adj. Qui ne cesse pas, qui dure sans interruption. Douleur, plainte incessante. •   On ne croirait pas, ce qui pourtant était vrai, que Napoléon, rempli de l idée de sa puissance jusqu à provoquer sans… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 4 incessant — (adj.) mid 15c., from O.Fr. incessant (mid 14c.), from L.L. incessantem (nom. incessans) unceasing, from L. in not (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + cessantem (nom. cessans), prp. of cessare cease (see CEASE (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 incessant — I adjective adsiduus, ceaseless, constant, continual, continuous, continuus, endless, eternal, everlasting, frequent, indefatigable, infinite, interminable, interminate, iterative, long lasting, never ending, nonstop, perennial, perpetual,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 incessant — continuous, constant, unremitting, perpetual, *continual, perennial Analogous words: unceasing, interminable, endless, *everlasting: *steady, constant: vexing, irking, annoying, bothering (see ANNOY) Antonyms: intermittent Contrasted words:… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 incessant — [adj] never ending, persistent ceaseless, constant, continual, continuous, dayand night*, endless, eternal, everlasting, interminable, interminate, monotonous, nonstop, perpetual, relentless, round the clock*, timeless, unbroken, unceasing,… …

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  • 8 incessant — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ continuing without pause or interruption. DERIVATIVES incessantly adverb. ORIGIN Latin, from in not + cessare cease …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 incessant — [in ses′ənt] adj. [Early ModE < LL incessans < L in , not + cessans, prp. of cessare, to CEASE] never ceasing; continuing or being repeated without stopping or in a way that seems endless; constant SYN. CONTINUAL incessancy n. incessantness …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 incessant — [[t]ɪnse̱s(ə)nt[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n An incessant process or activity is one that continues without stopping. Incessant rain made conditions almost intolerable. ...his incessant demands for affection. Syn: constant Ant: intermittent Derived …

    English dictionary

  • 11 incessant — incessancy, incessantness, n. incessantly, adv. /in ses euhnt/, adj. continuing without interruption; ceaseless; unending: an incessant noise. [1425 75; late ME incessaunte < LL incessant , equiv. to L in IN 3 + cessant (s. of cessans), prp. of… …

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  • 12 incessant — in|ces|sant [ınˈsesənt] adj [usually before noun] [Date: 1400 1500; : Late Latin; Origin: Latin cessare to delay ] continuing without stopping = ↑constant ▪ The child s incessant talking started to irritate her. ▪ incessant rain >incessantly… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 incessant — in|ces|sant [ ın sesnt ] adjective continuing for a long time without stopping in a way that is annoying: CONSTANT: incessant crying the incessant flow of traffic across the bridge ╾ in|ces|sant|ly adverb: Throughout the day, the rain fell… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 incessant — adjective an incessant activity, noise etc continues without stopping, in an annoying way: The child s incessant talking started to irritate her. incessantly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 incessant — UK [ɪnˈses(ə)nt] / US adjective continuing for a long time without stopping in a way that is annoying incessant crying the incessant flow of traffic across the bridge Derived word: incessantly UK / US adverb Throughout the day, the rain fell… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 incessant — in•ces•sant [[t]ɪnˈsɛs ənt[/t]] adj. continuing without interruption; unending: an incessant noise[/ex] • Etymology: 1425–75; late ME < LL incessant , s. of incessāns= L in III+cessāns, prp. of cessāre to stop work; see cease, ant… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 incessant — adjective Etymology: Middle English incessaunt, from Late Latin incessant , incessans, from Latin in + cessant , cessans, present participle of cessare to delay more at cease Date: 15th century continuing or following without interruption ;… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 incessant — adjective /ɪnˈsɛs.ənt/ Without pause or stop; not ending, especially to the point of annoyance. The dogs incessant barking kept the girl awake all night. Syn: unremitting, continuous …

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  • 19 incessant — adj. Incessant is used with these nouns: ↑buzz, ↑chatter, ↑hammering, ↑noise, ↑rain …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 incessant — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. endless, continual, unceasing; uninterrupted. See frequency, continuity, repetition.Ant., intermittent. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. ceaseless, continuous, unending, unremitting; see constant 1 ,… …

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