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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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Historical Examples
  • Hardly was the fatal act committed when the Furies appeared and unceasingly pursued the unfortunate Orestes wherever he went.

  • Now she had at last found tears, and she wept noiselessly but unceasingly.

    Night and Morning, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Each side shelling all day unceasingly, with the usual quota of bombs.

  • Its pitiless words flailed him unceasingly with their stinging taunts.

    The Affair of the Brains Anthony Gilmore
  • The drowsy chirrup of frogs went on unceasingly around, and already the ubiquitous mosquito was on the prowl for human gore.

  • The vulture of Greed tears the victim, remorselessly and unceasingly.

  • I love her so deeply that, in spite of myself, my imagination brings her before me unceasingly.

    The Adventurers Gustave Aimard
  • They are unceasingly at work, and so apparent in their labour that they have long been known.

    The Mind and the Brain Alfred Binet
  • The town called him the "father of the community," and all unfortunate, poor, and bitter hearts blessed him unceasingly.

    Yiddish Tales Various
  • From below, the angry voice of the Great Falls cried out to us unceasingly.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
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.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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