endless

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

endless (not comparable)

  1. Having no end.
    endless time; endless praise
    • 1942 May-June, “Cable Operation at Liverpool and London”, in Railway Magazine, page 174:
      Trains from Lime Street to Edge Hill were hauled by an endless hempen rope worked by a stationary engine on the platform at the latter station.
  2. Extending indefinitely.
    an endless line
  3. (obsolete) Without profitable end; fruitless; unsatisfying.

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