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Antonyms for continual
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. continual(adj)

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

    "the continual banging of the shutters"

    Antonyms:
    irregular, stray, noncontinuous, discontinuous, periodic, spasmodic, fitful, intermittent, isolated, unpredictable, sporadic, occasional

  2. continual(adj)

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

    Antonyms:
    irregular, unpredictable, periodic, spasmodic, intermittent, discontinuous, noncontinuous, sporadic, fitful, stray, isolated, occasional

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. continual

    Continuous describes that which is absolutely without pause or break; continual, that which often intermits, but as regularly begins again. A continuous beach is exposed to the continual beating of the waves. A similar distinction is made between incessant and ceaseless. The incessant discharge of firearms makes the ceaseless roar of battle. Constant is sometimes used in the sense of continual; but its chief uses are mental and moral.

    Synonyms:
    ceaseless, constant, continuous, incessant, invariable, perpetual, regular, unbroken, unceasing, uninterrupted, unremitting, unvarying

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. continual(a)

    Synonyms:
    ceaseless, incessant, constant, uninterrupted, unremitting

How to use continual in a sentence?

  1. Aleister Crowley:

    The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.

  2. Benjamin Franklin:

    A good conscience is a continual Christmas.

  3. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy:

    Americans should be a leader in health care and not have continual rise in price.

  4. Henry Robinson Luce:

    Business more than any other occupation is a continual dealing with the future it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.

  5. Prince William:

    We face a stark choice : Either we continue as we are and irreparably damage our planet or we remember our unique power as human beings and our continual ability to lead, innovate and problem-solve.

How to pronounce continual?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say continual in sign language?

  1. continual

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#6462isolated
#7935periodic
#8529occasional
#13587irregular
#17552intermittent
#18651stray
#18829unpredictable
#19440continual
#27660sporadic
#42633discontinuous
#91294spasmodic
#119226fitful

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