- 1Forming a sequence in which the same action or event is repeated frequently: his plane went down after continual attacksMore example sentences
- The continual missile attacks, which are now coming closer, have opened larger fissures in the glass.
- The Commonwealth forces, exhausted from continual air attack, pulled back.
- One of his recurring themes is the continual questioning of reality: has the world gone mad, or have I?
- 1.1Having no interruptions: some patients need continual safeguardingMore example sentences
- They want us to put a large force on the ground and do continual, sustained operations.
- It ruined all of it with it's continual pounding and unceasing noise flooding his ears and head.
- Not recognizing this, they undergo endless and continual suffering.
Middle English: from Old French continuel, from continuer 'continue', from Latin continuare, from continuus (see continuous).
For an explanation of the difference between continual and continuous, see continuous (usage).