Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Without stop or pause; constant. synonym: continual.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Without a stop or pause; incessant; continual; that never stops or intermits; unending; never ceasing.
  • Endless; enduring forever: as, the ceaseless joys of heaven.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Without pause or end; incessant.
  • adverb Without intermission or end.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Without an end.
  • adjective Without stop or pause, incessant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing

Etymologies

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cease +‎ -less

Examples

  • He was quick and alert of movement, and his black eyes flashed from face to face in ceaseless scrutiny and challenge.

    IN THE FOREST OF THE NORTH

  • Thom crouched down by her husband's side, motionless as a bronze statue, only her eyes flashing from face to face in ceaseless search.

    IN THE FOREST OF THE NORTH

  • Its tireless need for more will remain ceaseless because if need be, the ego will go as far as drawing that fatal line in the sand and avow death should anyone dare to cross it.

    Two Views of Mexico

  • It demands millions of sacrifices in ceaseless civil wars, it drums into our souls that there is no such thing as unchanging, universal concepts of goodness and justice, that they are all fluctuating and inconstant.

    Alexandr Solzhenitsyn - Nobel Lecture

  • Their frail precarious craft was in ceaseless peril.

    Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

  • Their frail precarious craft was in ceaseless peril.

    Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

  • Thom crouched down by her husband's side, motionless as a bronze statue, only her eyes flashing from face to face in ceaseless search.

    In the Forests of the North

  • He was quick and alert of movement, and his black eyes flashed from face to face in ceaseless scrutiny and challenge.

    In the Forests of the North

  • Nowhere is the stillness of the grave so deeply impressive; the feverish turmoil of the living, made up of pleasure, duty, labor, folly, sin, whirling in ceaseless movement about them, is less than the passing winds and the drops of rain to the tenants of those grounds, as they lie side by side, in crowded but unconscious company.

    Rural Hours

  • Swallows by scores, chimney, barn, and white-bellied, were sailing about us in ceaseless motion, now passing above, now below the bridge, often so near that we might almost have touched them.

    Rural Hours

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