Synonyms for perpetual
- going on
- without end
Antonyms for perpetual
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PERPETUAL
Else, could I hear the perpetual revilings of her implacable family?
This perpetual atmosphere of duplicity was positively distasteful.
It was a perpetual coming and going of fashionable personages.
In the height of summer might be found there a perpetual shade.
His family were kept in perpetual fear of a ridiculous mesalliance.
This is a text for a perpetual sermon on care in setting fashions.
There were times when Constance almost despised him for his perpetual sunshine.
It is truly strange that man's mind should have made of life a perpetual strife.
It haunted me; it was an obsession and a perpetual nightmare.
The thought of her life's perpetual renunciation was killing her.
mid-14c., from Old French perpetuel "without end" (12c.) and directly from Latin perpetualis "universal," in Medieval Latin "permanent," from perpetuus "continuous, universal," from perpetis, genitive of Old Latin perpes "lasting," probably from per- "through" + root of petere "to seek, go to, aim at" (see petition (n.)). Related: Perpetually. Perpetual motion is attested from 1590s.