Definition of endless in US English:

endless

adjective

  • 1Having or seeming to have no end or limit.

    ‘endless ocean wastes’
    ‘the list is endless’
    • ‘Far on the horizon of the endless ocean, the shores of the mainland came into view.’
    • ‘The excitation of the guitar string remains a seemingly endless resource.’
    • ‘Residents have hit out at traffic calming measures causing them endless roadworks and bumpy streets.’
    • ‘With boundless energy and endless enthusiasm, it's hardly surprising that he makes a natural volunteer.’
    • ‘And there is always one oddball who creates endless entertainment for everyone else.’
    • ‘She was leaning on the rail, looking out at the endless miles of blue ocean.’
    • ‘She stepped carefully over Katy and continued her seemingly endless trek to the edge.’
    • ‘There was an endless journey home of car travel, airport waiting, two flights and whining, exhausted children.’
    • ‘Not recognizing this, they undergo endless and continual suffering.’
    • ‘I won't bore you with endless analysis, I bored enough people last night.’
    • ‘Possibly it was the need for a change of view from the endless blue ocean beyond your deck chair.’
    • ‘The sky blazed orange as the sun sank ever slowly behind the endless ocean water.’
    • ‘This endless commuting could be wasting your children's precious time with you, as much as yours with them.’
    • ‘Or was it one final act of endless love from his devoted wife of sixty years?’
    • ‘I leaned across the white metal railing and stared out into the endless blue green ocean.’
    • ‘Here your hotel room would actually descend gently to the beach, almost touching the endless blue of the sea.’
    • ‘The plot strands are endless and allow for little character development.’
    • ‘The speakers had long departed but the endless column of people continued to pour through the gates beyond 7pm.’
    • ‘Behind him the endless grey desert rose and fell like an ocean.’
    • ‘Instead of spending our time on crafting quality content, we waste it with endless bickering.’
    unlimited, limitless, illimitable, without limit, infinite, unbounded, boundless, never-ending, unending, without end, unfailing, everlasting, bottomless, measureless, immeasurable, incalculable, inestimable, untold
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    1. 1.1 Countless; innumerable.
      ‘we smoked endless cigarettes’
      • ‘They needed an endless number of supplies before they could even open the doors.’
      • ‘If they are asked to fill out endless forms they will resent the waste of their time.’
      • ‘With endless flights of stairs, we continuously climbed up them at a fairly steady pace.’
      • ‘Every day doesn't have to be an endless stream of cigarettes and magazines.’
      • ‘It is separated into a seemingly endless number of rooms, each with its own mood and theme.’
      • ‘Unrealistic expectations tend to create endless problems and frustrations.’
      • ‘Those options are much more individual too, allowing endless personal choice.’
      • ‘Despite endless numbers of underwater visitors, it still rates as one of the best dive sites in the world.’
      • ‘It has stared at us from countless front pages and endless news bulletins.’
      • ‘The possibilities are endless and only limited by the imagination.’
      • ‘And he has a few choice words for the endless number of academies and centres of excellence.’
      • ‘There were a multitude of stalls and an endless number of tractors on display.’
      • ‘We have endless examples of quite wrong readings that were taped, but never used.’
      • ‘It involved sitting in an office adding up endless columns of numbers written in brown ink on blue paper.’
      • ‘We have tried a variety of routes and negotiated endless queues of traffic caused by countless roadworks.’
      • ‘She held on tighter to Devin's arm, afraid she may get lost in the endless number of streets.’
      • ‘The basic game, as fun as it is, can be altered with an endless number of variations.’
      • ‘The stars are cold and tiny, but beautiful and endless in number.’
      • ‘Neither can we just continue with current policies and put up with the endless amounts of abuse.’
      countless, innumerable, untold, legion, numberless, unnumbered, numerous, very many, manifold, multitudinous, multifarious
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    2. 1.2 (of a belt, chain, or tape) having the ends joined to form a loop allowing continuous action.
      • ‘The problem is that I've run into this dilemma before and now it seems that I'm stuck in an endless loop.’
      • ‘I felt that my question did not register correctly and I ended up on an endless loop.’
      • ‘A Flemish string can be twisted far more than an endless loop type.’
      • ‘There, elections seem to stretch to eternity and back in an endless loop of dollar-drenched democracy.’
      • ‘Shaking his head, the medic turned his attention to the next link in an endless chain.’
      • ‘An endless belt ran out from the bottom of the pile and into the boat for loading.’
      • ‘Neither does she miss the endless conveyor belt of interviews with public figures.’
      unlimited, limitless, infinite, inexhaustible, boundless, unbounded, untold, immeasurable, measureless, incalculable, inestimable
      continuous, unbroken, uninterrupted, never-ending, without end, non-stop
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Origin

Old English endelēas (see end, -less).

Pronunciation

endless

/ˈen(d)ləs//ˈɛn(d)ləs/