what is difference between continuously and incessantly
continuous + -ly
- IPA(key): /kənˈtɪnjuəsli/
- Hyphenation: con‧tin‧u‧ous‧ly
continuously (not comparable)
- Without pause.
- The river continuously flows to the sea, it will never pause to let us cross on dry land.
- ceaselessly, incessantly, nonstop; see also Thesaurus:continuously
incessant + -ly
- (US) IPA(key): /ɪnˈsɛs.ənt.li/
incessantly (not comparable)
- 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.
- (obsolete) immediately
- (in a manner without pause or stop): ceaselessly, continuously, unremittingly; see also Thesaurus:continuously
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