Definition of abiding in English:


Syllabification: a·bid·ing
Pronunciation: /əˈbīdiNG


(Of a feeling or a memory) lasting a long time; enduring: he had an abiding respect for her
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  • He can never hope for lasting human contacts: abiding love, enduring friendship.
  • But one abiding feeling displayed by all, despite the circumstances, had to be optimism and an admirable acceptance.
  • However, there is some wine that does, triggering a deep and abiding feeling of well-being that is more than simple pleasure.
enduring, lasting, persisting, long-lasting, lifelong, continuing, remaining, surviving, standing, durable, everlasting, perpetual, eternal, unending, constant, permanent, unchanging, steadfast, immutable



[as submodifier]: an abidingly mysterious quality
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  • The problem may be abidingly poor translation and localization of documents.
  • Moreover, the fragmentary form reveals an abidingly mysterious quality in even the most conventional texts of classic Hollywood.
  • Surely the Levites did not imagine their work to be so abidingly important.

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