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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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British Dictionary definitions for unceasingly


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



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

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