endless vs interminable what difference

what is difference between endless and interminable

English

Etymology

From Middle English endeles, from Old English endelēas (endless), from Proto-Germanic *andijalausaz (endless), equivalent to end +‎ -less.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛndlɪs/, /ˈɛndləs/
  • Hyphenation: end‧less

Adjective

endless (not comparable)

  1. Having no end.
    endless time; endless praise
  2. Extending indefinitely.
    an endless line
  3. (obsolete) Without profitable end; fruitless; unsatisfying.
    • All loves are endless.

Synonyms

  • (having no end): unending; see also Thesaurus:endless
  • (extending indefinitely): eternal, infinite, unlimited; see also Thesaurus:infinite or Thesaurus:eternal

Antonyms

  • finite
  • limited

Derived terms

  • endlessly
  • endlessness

Translations

Anagrams

  • Seldens


English

Etymology

From Middle French interminable, from Late Latin interminabilis

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪnˈtɜː(ɹ).mɪn.ə.bəl/

Adjective

interminable (comparative more interminable, superlative most interminable)

  1. Existing or occurring without interruption or end; ceaseless, unending.

Translations

Noun

interminable (plural interminables)

  1. (mathematics, dated) A repeating decimal.

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin interminābilis.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /in.təɾ.miˈna.blə/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /in.tər.miˈna.blə/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /in.teɾ.miˈna.ble/

Adjective

interminable (masculine and feminine plural interminables)

  1. interminable, unending

Derived terms

  • interminablement

Further reading

  • “interminable” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “interminable” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “interminable” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “interminable” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin interminābilis. Synchronically analysable as in- +‎ terminer +‎ -able.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.tɛʁ.mi.nabl/

Adjective

interminable (plural interminables)

  1. unending, endless, ceaseless, neverending

Further reading

  • “interminable” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Spanish

Adjective

interminable (plural interminables)

  1. unending, interminable
    Synonym: inacabable

Related terms

  • terminar

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