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English adjective: continual

1. continual occurring without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series


SamplesThe continual banging of the shutters.


Similarinsistent, perennial, persistent, recurrent, recurring, relentless, repeated, repetitive, revenant, running, unrelenting


Antonymssporadic

2. continual `continual' (meaning seemingly uninterrupted) is often used interchangeably with `continuous' (meaning without interruption)


Similarcontinuous, uninterrupted


Antonymsnoncontinuous, discontinuous









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