AskDefine | Define incessant

Dictionary Definition

incessant adj
1 occurring so frequently as to seem ceaseless or uninterrupted; "a child's incessant questions"; "your perpetual (or continual) complaints" [syn: perpetual, endless]
2 uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing; "the ceaseless thunder of surf"; "in constant pain"; "night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city"; "the never-ending search for happiness"; "the perpetual struggle to maintain standards in a democracy"; "man's unceasing warfare with drought and isolation"; "unremitting demands of hunger" [syn: ceaseless, constant, never-ending, perpetual, unceasing, unremitting]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Without pause or stop; not ending, especially to the point of annoyance.
    The dog's incessant barking kept the girl awake all night.


Extensive Definition

Continuum (occasionally spelled continuüm) (pl. -tinua or -tinuums) can refer to:
  • Continuum (theory), anything that goes through a gradual transition from one condition, to a different condition, without any abrupt changes or "discontinuities".
  • Continuum (mathematics), the real line, or more generally any space, ordering, or cardinal that shares certain properties of the real line (e.g., "connectedness" or "size").




Popular culture




  • "Consciousness Continuüm" or the Mindstream (Sanskrit: citta-santāna)


  • Apache Continuum, a continuous integration server for building Java-based projects.

See also

incessant in Czech: Kontinuum
incessant in German: Kontinuum
incessant in Spanish: Continuum
incessant in French: Continuum
incessant in Italian: Continuum
incessant in Dutch: Continuüm
incessant in Portuguese: Continuum
incessant in Russian: Континуум
incessant in Simple English: Continuum

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