Definition of incessant in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsɛs(ə)nt/


(Of something regarded as unpleasant) continuing without pause or interruption: the incessant beat of the music
More example sentences
  • The ordeal was far from over with incessant rain beating down mercilessly upon the operation.
  • The bad condition of city roads is because of the almost incessant rain, often heavy, ever since June.
  • These sounds are fused with the latest Hindi film music, but the incessant drum beating never stops.
ceaseless, unceasing, constant, continual, unabating, interminable, endless, unending, never-ending, everlasting, eternal, perpetual, continuous, non-stop, uninterrupted, unbroken, ongoing, unremitting, persistent, relentless, unrelenting, unrelieved, sustained, unflagging, unwearying, untiring;



Example sentences
  • But now fatigue a little deadened him to that incessancy of life, it seemed now just an eternal circling.
  • Second, speed, flexibility, and incessancy of market activity have replaced the scheduled rhythm of the factory floor.
  • After 20 years, Mary Byrne, teacher at the model school of the New York Training School for Teachers, began to fear the incessancy of this schoolteacher's routine.


Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsɛs(ə)ntnəs/
Example sentences
  • I had friends outside of the high school ‘bubble,’ and I molded myself into who I wanted to be without the incessantness of high school peer pressure.
  • The characters drink Martinis and dress in silvery-suave style, but they also talk with a nervous, imploring incessantness, microanalyzing the rules and rituals of love in the '90s. The director captures something hilarious and touching - a new attitude of wistful modesty on the part of young macho cruisers.


Late Middle English: via Old French from late Latin incessant-, from in- 'not' + Latin cessant- 'ceasing' (from the verb cessare).

Words that rhyme with incessant

acquiescent, adolescent, albescent, Besant, coalescent, confessant, convalescent, crescent, depressant, effervescent, erubescent, evanescent, excrescent, flavescent, fluorescent, immunosuppressant, incandescent, iridescent, juvenescent, lactescent, liquescent, luminescent, nigrescent, obsolescent, opalescent, pearlescent, phosphorescent, pubescent, putrescent, quiescent, suppressant, turgescent, virescent, viridescent

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