what is difference between constantly and perpetually
- constantliel, constauntly (both obsolete)
From constant + -ly. Displaced native Old English singallīċe.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɒnstəntli/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɑnstəntli/
constantly (comparative more constantly, superlative most constantly)
- (archaic) With steadfastness; with resolve; in loyalty, faithfully.
- , I.iv.1:
- Agrippa and the rest of his weeping friends earnestly besought him […] not to offer violence unto himself, ‘with a settled resolution he desired again they would approve of his good intent, and not seek to dehort him from it’; and so constantly died.
- , I.iv.1:
- In a constant manner; occurring continuously; persistently.
- (frequency) Recurring regularly.
- I find that I am constantly reminding you to feed your pets.
- In an unchangeable or invariable manner; in every case.
- (in a constant manner): ceaselessly, incessantly, nonstop; see also Thesaurus:continuously
- (in an unchangeable or invariable manner): consistently, invariably, uniformly; See also Thesaurus:uniformly
- constantly in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- constantly in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
perpetual + -ly
- (General American) IPA(key): /pɚˈpɛtʃuəli/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /pəˈpɛtʃʊəli/, /pəˈpɛtjʊəli/
- Hyphenation: per‧pet‧u‧al‧ly
perpetually (comparative more perpetually, superlative most perpetually)
- Seeming to never end; endlessly; constantly.
- ceaselessly, incessantly, nonstop; see also Thesaurus:continuously