Origin of incessantEarly Modern English from Late Latin incessans from Classical Latin in-, not + cessans, present participle of cessare, to cease
The definition of incessant is continuing without stopping.
An example of incessant is the chirping of birds that lasts all morning.
never ceasing; continuing or being repeated without stopping or in a way that seems endless; constant
Continuing without interruption. See Synonyms at continual.
Origin of incessantMiddle English incessaunte from Late Latin incessāns incessant-Latin in- not ; see in- 1. Latin cessāns present participle of cessāre to stop ; see cease .
(comparative more incessant, superlative most incessant)
From Old French incessant
- He died on the 14th of July 1850, worn out and nearly blind with incessant study.
- Instead of singing like the birds, I silently smiled at my incessant good fortune.
- Courage, watchfulness, striving for purity, were all necessary in the incessant combat with the forces of evil.
- The rule of Rosas was now one of tyranny and almost incessant bloodshed in Buenos Aires, while his partisans, foremost amongst whom was General Ignacio Oribe, endeavoured to exterminate the Unitarians throughout the provinces.
- The incessant conflicts among the Berber princes of northern Africa gave him employment as a mercenary, which he varied by piratical raids on the trade of the Christians.