continuously vs incessantly what difference

what is difference between continuously and incessantly

English

Etymology

continuous +‎ -ly

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kənˈtɪnjuəsli/
  • Hyphenation: con‧tin‧u‧ous‧ly

Adverb

continuously (not comparable)

  1. Without pause.
    The river continuously flows to the sea, it will never pause to let us cross on dry land.

Synonyms

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

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English

Etymology

incessant +‎ -ly

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ɪnˈsɛs.ənt.li/

Adverb

incessantly (not comparable)

  1. In a manner without pause or stop, especially to the point of annoyance; not ceasing.
    He jabbered incessantly and annoyed everyone.
    • 1865 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
      “You are old, father William,” the young man said,
      “And your hair has become very white;
      And yet you incessantly stand on your head–
      Do you think, at your age, it is right?”
    • 1865, Henry David Thoreau, Cape Cod, Chapter I. “The Shipwreck”, page 14.
      There were the tawny rocks, like lions couchant, defying the ocean, whose waves incessantly dashed against and scoured them with vast quantities of gravel.
  2. (obsolete) immediately

Synonyms

  • (in a manner without pause or stop): ceaselessly, continuously, unremittingly; see also Thesaurus:continuously

Related terms

  • incessant

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