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1‘the constant background noise of the city’
continual, continuous, persistent, sustained, abiding, round-the-clock
ceaseless, unceasing, perpetual, incessant, never-ending, everlasting, eternal, endless, unending, unabating, non-stop, perennial, unbroken, uninterrupted, unrelieved
interminable, unremitting, relentless, unrelenting, without respite
2‘the disc revolves at a constant speed’
consistent, regular, stable, steady, fixed, uniform, even, level, invariable, unvarying, unchanging, changeless, undeviating, unfluctuating, immutable
3‘a constant friend’
faithful, loyal, devoted, true, fast, firm, unswerving, unwavering
steadfast, staunch, stalwart, dependable, trustworthy, trusty, reliable, dedicated, committed
4‘there is a need for constant vigilance’
steadfast, steady, resolute, determined, persevering, tenacious, dogged, unwavering, unflagging, unshaken
1‘dread of cancer has been a constant during the last 100 years’
unchanging factor, unchanging state of affairs, unchanging situation, given
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