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[uhn-see-sing] /ʌnˈsi sɪŋ/
not ceasing or stopping; continuous:
an unceasing flow of criticism.
Origin of unceasing
1350-1400; Middle English uncesynge; see un-1, cease, -ing2
Related forms
unceasingly, adverb
unceasingness, noun Unabridged
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  • Such a process of unceasing change is also a discipline of perpetual emptiness.

    The Book-lover James Baldwin
  • Her good humour was unceasing, and her countenance was as open as her heart.

  • The unceasing roar of the main current could be heard from far away.

    Stories from Tagore Rabindranath Tagore
  • He began in 1766 a life of unceasing activity, which continued.

  • This wind does not suit her at all; this unceasing, this wearisome wind—this agitating, terrible wind!

    Wenderholme Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  • The dry rustling of their leather wings was an unceasing rush of sound.

    The Finding of Haldgren Charles Willard Diffin
  • When he reached the edge of the town he halted a moment, and then heard the firing of artillery in an unceasing roar.

    Hero Tales From American History Henry Cabot Lodge, and Theodore Roosevelt
British Dictionary definitions for unceasing


not ceasing or ending
Derived Forms
unceasingly, adverb
unceasingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unceasing

late 14c., from un- (1) "not" + present participle of cease. Related: Unceasingly (mid-14c.).

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