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
- Instead of singing like the birds, I silently smiled at my incessant good fortune.
- He died on the 14th of July 1850, worn out and nearly blind with incessant study.
- Courage, watchfulness, striving for purity, were all necessary in the incessant combat with the forces of evil.
- 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.
- His labours were incessant; practically every military document in the archives of the committee was Carnot's own work, and he was repeatedly in the field with the armies.