incessantness

incessant

[in-ses-uhnt]
adjective
continuing without interruption; ceaseless; unending: an incessant noise.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English incessaunte < Late Latin incessant-, equivalent to Latin in- in-3 + cessant- (stem of cessāns), present participle of cessāre to stop work; see cease, -ant

incessancy, incessantness, noun
incessantly, adverb


unceasing, constant, continuous, never-ending, perpetual; eternal, everlasting; relentless, unrelenting, unremitting.


intermittent.
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incessant (ɪnˈsɛsənt)
 
adj
not ceasing; continual
 
[C16: from Late Latin incessāns, from Latin in-1 + cessāre to cease]
 
in'cessancy
 
n
 
in'cessantness
 
n
 
in'cessantly
 
adv

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incessant
1461 (implied in incessantly), from O.Fr. incessant (1358), from L.L. incessantem (nom. incessans) "unceasing," from L. in- "not" + cessantem (nom. cessans), prp. of cessare "cease."
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