unprevailing

prevailing

[pri-vey-ling]
adjective
1.
predominant: prevailing winds.
2.
generally current: the prevailing opinion.
3.
having superior power or influence.

Origin:
1580–90; prevail + -ing2

prevailingly, adverb
prevailingness, noun
unprevailing, adjective


1. preponderant, preponderating, dominant; prevalent. 2. common. See current. 4. effective.


2. rare.
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prevailing (prɪˈveɪlɪŋ)
 
adj
1.  generally accepted; widespread: the prevailing opinion
2.  most frequent or conspicuous; predominant: the prevailing wind is from the north
 
pre'vailingly
 
adv

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prevail
late 14c., from L. prævalere "have greater power," from præ "before" + valere "have power, be strong" (see valiant).
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