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interminable

[in-tur-muh-nuh-buh l] /ɪnˈtɜr mə nə bəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being terminated; unending:
an interminable job.
2.
monotonously or annoyingly protracted or continued; unceasing; incessant:
I can't stand that interminable clatter.
3.
having no limits:
an interminable desert.
Origin of interminable
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English < Late Latin interminābilis. See in-3, terminable
Related forms
interminableness, interminability, noun
interminably, adverb
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interminable

/ɪnˈtɜːmɪnəbəl/
adjective
1.
endless or seemingly endless because of monotony or tiresome length
Derived Forms
interminability, interminableness, noun
interminably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for interminable
adj.

late 14c., from Late Latin interminabilis, from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + terminabilis, from terminalis (see terminal). Related: Interminably.

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