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Meaning of PERPETUAL

Pronunciation:  pur'pechooul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  occurring so frequently as to seem ceaseless or uninterrupted; "a child's incessant questions"; "your perpetual (or continual) complaints"
  2. [adj]  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"
  3. [adj]  continuing forever or indefinitely; "the ageless themes of love and revenge"; "eternal truths"; "life everlasting"; "hell's perpetual fires"; "the unending bliss of heaven"

PERPETUAL is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: ageless, ceaseless, constant, continual, continuous, endless, eternal, everlasting, incessant, lasting, never-ending, permanent, unceasing, unending, uninterrupted, unremitting



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Per*pet"u*al\, a. [OE. perpetuel, F. perp['e]tuel,
fr. L. perpetualis, fr. perpetuus continuing throughout,
continuous, fr. perpes, -etis, lasting throughout.]
Neverceasing; continuing forever or for an unlimited time;
unfailing; everlasting; continuous.

      Unto the kingdom of perpetual night.     --Shak.

      Perpetual feast of nectared sweets.      --Milton.

{Circle of perpetual apparition}, or {occultation}. See under

{Perpetual calendar}, a calendar so devised that it may be
   adjusted for any month or year.

{Perpetual curacy} (Ch. of Eng.), a curacy in which all the
   tithes are appropriated, and no vicarage is endowed.

{Perpetual motion}. See under {Motion}.

{Perpetual screw}. See {Endless screw}, under {Screw}.

Syn: Continual; unceasing; endless; everlasting; incessant;
     constant; eternal. See {Constant}.

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