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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Late Latin
Origin: Latin cessare 'to delay'

incessant

adjective
     
in‧ces‧sant [usually before noun]
continuing without stopping [= constant]:
The child's incessant talking started to irritate her.
incessant rain
incessantly adverb:
They quarreled incessantly.

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