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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: perpetuel, from Latin perpetuus, from petere 'to go to'

perpetual

adjective
     
per‧pet‧u‧al [usually before noun]
1 continuing all the time without changing or stopping [= continuous]:
the perpetual noise of the machines
a little girl with a perpetual smile
2 repeated many times in a way that annoys you [= continual]:
my mother's perpetual nagging
3 literary permanent:
the perpetual snows of the mountaintops
perpetually adverb

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