Meaning of “ceaseless” in the English Dictionary

"ceaseless" in British English

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ceaselessadjective

uk /ˈsiːs.ləs/ us /ˈsiːs.ləs/ formal
ceaselessly
adverb uk /ˈsiːs.ləs.li/ us /ˈsiːs.ləs.li/

Examples from literature

  • Between these, a boy and a girl, a ceaseless war of words was waged from morning to night. 
  • Her tongue ran in ceaseless chatter. 
  • Night was fast settling upon the low flat banks of the stream, and nothing stirred, save the ceaseless ripple of the river. 
  • Round it passes a ceaseless stream of people, coming and going, gazing at their Duke. 
  • The ceaseless, laughing stream of citizens passed him by. 

(Definition of “ceaseless” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ceaseless" in American English

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ceaselessadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈsis·ləs/

continuing without ever stopping:

When a baby becomes ill there can be ceaseless crying.
ceaselessly
adverb [ not gradable ] /ˈsis·lə·sli/

She worked ceaselessly for change.

(Definition of “ceaseless” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)