con‧tin‧u‧al [only before noun]
continuing for a long time without stopping:
five weeks of continual rain
the Japanese business philosophy of continual improvement
repeated many times, often in a way that is harmful or annoying:
She has endured house arrest and continual harassment by the police.
—continually adverb:WORD CHOICE:
We are continually reassessing the situation.
continual, continuouscontinual and continuous are both used to describe things that continue without stopping • continual rain • a continuous fall in unemployment since 1998 Use continuous to describe things that go on without a break • I had six continuous hours of meetings. • a continuous line of trees Use continual to describe things which happen repeatedly • his continual attempts to intervene Use continual when the thing that is happening is annoying or bad • She was fed up with the continual arguments.