Definition of “continual” - English Dictionary

“continual” in English

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uk /kənˈtɪn.ju.əl/ us /kənˈtɪn.ju.əl/

C1 happening repeatedly, usually in an annoying or not convenient way:

I've had continual problems with this car ever since I bought it.
I'm sorry - I can't work with these continual interruptions.

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adverb uk /kənˈtɪn.ju.ə.li/ us /kənˈtɪn.ju.ə.li/


They argue continually.

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

“continual” in American English

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continualadjective [ not gradable ]

us /kənˈtɪn·ju·əl/

happening often; repeating:

There was a continual string of formal parties, dances, and receptions.
adverb us /kənˈtɪn·ju·ə·li/

I think that we could get by without continually raising taxes.

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