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(of something regarded as unpleasant) continuing without pause or interruption.‘the incessant beat of the music’
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- ‘In short, success is forged by the incessant sustainable growth of the company's resources.’
- ‘These sounds are fused with the latest Hindi film music, but the incessant drum beating never stops.’
- ‘The combination of bitter cold and incessant rain was guaranteed to cool his temper.’
- ‘Tomorrow, the endless movement and incessant noise of home beckons.’
- ‘The ordeal was far from over with incessant rain beating down mercilessly upon the operation.’
- ‘The incessant barking of a neighborhood dog in Nogent that day seemed a bad omen.’
- ‘Is there anything positive to be taken at all from the incessant quest by games designers to create the perfect virtual woman?’
- ‘Also, they were not prepared enough for the incessant rains that lashed the city the past few days.’
- ‘The first thing you notice about Hanoi, the capital, is the incessant noise.’
- ‘Will the lights on my cable modem and router ever cease their incessant blinking?’
- ‘The red carpet had been treated with some flame retardant chemical, and the incessant rain caused it to foam.’
- ‘My question is: what creates this incessant need to be productive amongst librarians?’
- ‘Does he feel no need to defend them when they come under incessant attack from his colleagues?’
- ‘A major step towards ecological sustainability is to stop our incessant shopping.’
- ‘The traffic is constant noisy chaos, and the incessant horn honking can drive you a bit mad, but it's worth the effort!’
- ‘But the one thing I always had problems with was the incessant questioning.’
- ‘Kenneth seems to be enjoying Manchester - despite his incessant whingeing.’
- ‘The chanting started up again, broken only by the incessant pounding on the windows from the prisoners.’
- ‘What a shame we don't hear more of them, and less of - oh, you know, the incessant bleating from the front benches.’
- ‘The bad condition of city roads is because of the almost incessant rain, often heavy, ever since June.’
Late Middle English: via Old French from late Latin incessant-, from in- not + Latin cessant- ceasing (from the verb cessare).
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