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[sees-lis] /ˈsis lɪs/
without stop or pause; unending; incessant.
Origin of ceaseless
1580-90; cease + -less
Related forms
ceaselessly, adverb
ceaselessness, noun
endless, continuous, constant, unceasing. Unabridged
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  • Touch screens respond to the ceaseless caress of our fingers.
  • Any mental activity is accompanied by a ceaseless crescendo and diminuendo of background processing.
  • For one thing, the favorable ratio of demand to supply guarantees a ceaseless flow of students.
  • The war-ships watched with ceaseless vigilance by day and night.
  • Perhaps the ceaseless vigilance of the police has dramatically reduced the availability of drugs on the street.
  • Their ceaseless circulation spreads ideas and expertise as the body's blood spreads oxygen and glucose.
  • For this reason jazz, within the realm of music, thrives on endless exploration and ceaseless discovery.
  • There in that less than elusive bit of lobe that conveys your ceaseless wonder at the mechanisms that make reality possible.
  • The ceaseless effort to prove one's worth diverts ambition from more luxuriant forms of self-expression.
  • First came the period of ceaseless revolution, with all the widespread turmoil and suffering it perpetrated.
British Dictionary definitions for ceaseless


without stop or pause; incessant
Derived Forms
ceaselessly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for ceaseless

1580s, from cease (n.) + -less. Related: Ceaselessly; ceaselessness.

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