constantly vs perpetually what difference

what is difference between constantly and perpetually

English

Alternative forms

  • constantliel, constauntly (both obsolete)

Etymology

From constant +‎ -ly. Displaced native Old English singallīċe.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɒnstəntli/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɑnstəntli/

Adverb

constantly (comparative more constantly, superlative most constantly)

  1. (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.
  2. In a constant manner; occurring continuously; persistently.
  3. (frequency) Recurring regularly.
    I find that I am constantly reminding you to feed your pets.
  4. In an unchangeable or invariable manner; in every case.

Synonyms

  • (in a constant manner): ceaselessly, incessantly, nonstop; see also Thesaurus:continuously
  • (in an unchangeable or invariable manner): consistently, invariably, uniformly; See also Thesaurus:uniformly

Translations

References

  • constantly in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • constantly in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


English

Etymology

perpetual +‎ -ly

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /pɚˈpɛtʃuəli/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /pəˈpɛtʃʊəli/, /pəˈpɛtjʊəli/
  • Hyphenation: per‧pet‧u‧al‧ly

Adverb

perpetually (comparative more perpetually, superlative most perpetually)

  1. Seeming to never end; endlessly; constantly.

Synonyms

  • ceaselessly, incessantly, nonstop; see also Thesaurus:continuously

Translations


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