Definition of permanently in English:


Syllabification: per·ma·nent·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈpərmənəntlē


  • 1In a way that lasts or remains unchanged indefinitely; for all time: his lungs are permanently damaged
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    • The populace lives in fear of the lights going out permanently.
    • A botched attempt can leave a person seriously damaged, even permanently disabled.
    • He claims to have a document from a court allowing him to work in the United States permanently.
    for all time, forever, forevermore, for good, for always, for ever and ever, (for) evermore, until hell freezes over, in perpetuity, indelibly, immutably, until the end of time
    informal for keeps, until the cows come home, until kingdom come
    archaic for aye
    continually, constantly, perpetually, always
  • 1.1In a way that lasts or continues without interruption; continually: we need to be permanently vigilant
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    • They remain permanently plugged in to the rhythmical beat.
    • Permanently in motion, he seemed to fear what he might discover in the calm stillness of introspection.
    • These days being female can feel like permanently shopping for your four-year-old daughter's birthday party.

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